Famed Florida Photographers
Featured Together for the First Time
Captiva Island, Fla. - Florida's most renowned photographic icons, Alan S. Maltz and Clyde Butcher, are displaying their works together for the first time at the new 2 Islands Gallery on Captiva Island.
The two photographers have much in common, and yet each captures the environment in his own way, leading to vastly different finished products. Maltz shoots in color on a 35mm Nikon, scans the slides into raw digital files and prints the images on fine art canvas. He's renowned for his wildlife, sunsets and landscapes, but he's also captured people, landmarks and flowers with great success. His finished works of art have the same visual impact as a fine oil painting.
Butcher, on the other hand, is renowned for his black and white photographs that explore his personal relationship with the environment. For more than 40 years, he has been preserving on film the untouched areas of the landscape, captured with a large-format camera. The large format allows him to express the elaborate detail and textures that distinguish the intricacy of the landscape. He has been compared to Ansel Adams.
"Having the best fine art photographers in the state of Florida is a great honor," says Perry Thompson, Co-Manager of 2 Islands Gallery. "Each artist brings his own special techniques that represent the true beauty of our wondrous state."
Located at Chadwick's Square at South Seas Island Resort, 2 Islands Gallery opened its doors in February and permanently displays seven large-format images by Maltz and nine by Butcher. In addition, more than 25 local artists' works are displayed and available for sale, including paintings, ceramics and jewelry.
The gallery is open to the public daily from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 5400 Plantation Road, Captiva Island, Fla.
Alan S. Maltz is the Official Fine Art Photographer for the State of Florida and the Official Wildlife Photographer for Florida. Clyde Butcher is the winner of Florida's Artist Hall of Fame Award, the highest award that can be given to a private citizen.