VENICE, Fla. (FOX 13) - A legend in the world of photography has galleries right in Florida.
Clyde Butcher is often referred to as the Ansel Adams of Florida. Butcher is probably most famous for his series of large scale photographs he takes in the Florida Everglades. He literally immerses himself into the landscape, and using a wide angle lens and large format (old-school) camera, creates huge prints that makes viewers feel they are in the scene themselves.
He prefers shooting in black-and-white, to give nature a sense of "oneness" and to provide no distractions.
"Would you rather have air or water? You need both," he explained to FOX 13. "Everything in this picture, environmentally, has the same importance. If you have color...you're going to start looking at color. This gives you a feeling of being there, whlie the other one may just be pretty."
In recent years, Clyde had a stroke, and get head down to the Everglades like he used to. But that's not stopping him from seeing and capturing the rest of Florida.
"I have a walker," he said with a thumbs up.
For more information, head over to Butcher’s website.
Venice Gallery & Studio
237 Warfield Avenue
Venice, Florida 34285