FACTORY FALLS 34 © 2006
Photographic Story Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area – I was invited to be Artist in Residence at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and I spent my time exploring this wonderful park. I felt like I was in the middle of the wilderness miles from anyone, when in reality I was surrounded by masses of people and only a 2 ½ hr. drive from New York City! I found Factory Falls at George W. Childs Park high above the valley. It had recently been added to the park property, so I was excited to photograph the location. At the time I was there the park had built a boardwalk that followed the river as it dropped into waterfalls all the way down the mountainside and into the valley where the park was located. It was a beautiful, but sometimes wet walk. I spent two days photographing Factory Falls, but I could have spent my entire time in that area. It was truly beautiful. Analog – Archival Silver Gelatin Photograph Clyde’s silver gelatin black and white images are created using an 8” x 10”, 11” x 14”, or 12” x 20” view camera. Clyde prints his images in his own darkroom on fiberbase paper in a limited edition. The photographs are selenium toned, then mounted and matted to current archival standards. His images come in sizes from 8” x 10” inches to 5’x 8’ feet. His love of art and nature is seen in the exceptional detail and more subtle textures of his photography.