Clyde Butcher / by Bill Frakes

I visited Clyde Butcher's wonderful gallery again a couple of weeks ago. It wasn't my first trip to that special place, and it certainly won't be my last.

Here is a man that has done it his way.

His life's work is a study in how to harness vision and passion and own it. He photographs places that mean something special to him, and he does it in a big bold way.

As I slowly turned my car back onto the road, I was left thinking that what needs to matter is to do the work I need to do for me. To share my feelings and thoughts. Making images not because I have to, but because I live to.