Clyde Butcher 8 page Feature and much much more

This month has brought about quite a few new commissions and newly published work but the most anticipated for my studio is the Naples Illustrated Feature profiling the one and only Clyde Butcher, Photographer, Icon, Artist, and conservationalist known for his enchanting large format prints of the Everglades in Florida. We were honored to enjoy an afternoon of conversation and a world famous swamp walk with Clyde. Truth be told, I was a bit, let's say, HORRIFIED at the idea of putting my feet in a murky swamp but Clyde put me at ease and once the initial fear subsided the surroundings truly took me in and surrounded me with wonderful visuals in which to photograph. I even had the rare opportunity to view the glass on Clyde's 8x10 camera as he talked me through his process. I haven't seen a camera that size since my college years in New York City and I'd almost forgotten the image appears upside down. What an experience I will never forget, Thank you to all who helped make this epic experience happen. Check out Naples Illustrated's February issue on the stands now and at naplesillustrated.com online and enjoy a sneak peak here.

 Clyde Butcher Preparing his camera in the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Everglades, Florida. 2013

Clyde Butcher Preparing his camera in the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Everglades, Florida. 2013

 Clyde Butcher, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Everglades. Copyright 2013 Vanessa Rogers Photography

Clyde Butcher, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Everglades. Copyright 2013 Vanessa Rogers Photography

 Clyde Butcher, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Everglades. Copyright 2013 Vanessa Rogers Photography

Clyde Butcher, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Everglades. Copyright 2013 Vanessa Rogers Photography

Another story published this week in Naples Illustrated Magazine for their Valentines issue is a lovely tabletop designed by the maestros at 50Fifty Creative Services in Naples and catered by Carolina Catering. A truly breathtaking scene and I was happy to capture it and share it with our readers. These fabulous artisans can be found online at 50fiftycreative.com and c3Kitchens.com . Here is the spread online and in print this month.

 Naples Illustrated Sunset Beach Dining Story February 2014. Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

Naples Illustrated Sunset Beach Dining Story February 2014. Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

The studio has also been contacted by two newly acquired clients, Hertz Corporation and national beverage trade magazine The Tasting Panel which I'll share more about in later blogs. 

 

Lastly I was asked to shoot a return annual editorial for the South Florida Market for Where Guidebooks. These would be found throughout the area in hotel guestrooms as a hard cover book. It's always a true joy to shoot these sort of travel assignments as it allows me to rediscover the beauty and to-do's in the Florida region. Unfortunately as most local Floridians will tell you, When you are busy and live in Florida and not working directly on the beach, it can be months before you see another sunrise or sunset rising or setting over the crystaline waters of the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico. Here's a photo to remind us all of what we are missing. Until next time....

 

 Naples Pier at Sunrise. Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography

Naples Pier at Sunrise. Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography