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Photographic Story The Smoky Mountains are a biological wonderland. In the spring, the mountains pulsate with the lush green of new life. It reverberates through my body and leaves me with joy reveling in the mystery of life. Every stream is filled with water, creating endless photographic opportunities. I always look for landscapes untouched by man. If there is order or a lack of variety of plants, chances are a human has been there. If an ecosystem is filled with chaos or contains many different plants, humans have most likely not disturbed the environment. The Great Smoky Mountains contain a fairyland of textures, and that is heaven for a large-format photographer.
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 fiber-base 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. Each photograph is individually hand printed in the darkroom and will vary based on factors such as artist preference, chemistry and temperature. The image displayed on the website is a digital scan of the original negative and should be considered a representation of the printed version of the art.