CLOSE UP: CLYDE BUTCHER
this photographer brings awareness into focus
by preserving Florida's natural beauty on film
by Joe Harris
Here is a man fiercely in love with the natural beauty of Florida. And, here is a man passionate about his work. Clyde Butcher, artist, doesn't look through the lens to decide on a picture; he waits patiently until he senses a spiritual connection, until he "feels the picture."
While Clyde finds the inevitable comparison to Ansel Adams a compliment, he is quick to point out the differences between Ansel Adams' American West photographs. Says Clyde: "In Florida, everything changes overnight. The clouds, the sky, the light. That's what excites me. You don't find something like this anywhere else in the world."