David Butterfield became a photographer in 1967 when a Dorothea Lange monograph inspired him to buy a pre-war Rolleiflex and 20 rolls of black and white film. In the summer of '67 he photographed the streets of San Francisco, then back in home town, Albuquerque, NM he bought a new 35mm Pentax Spotmatic, using 35mm cameras exclusively from that point onward, covering a wide range of subjects as a freelance photojournalist. In 1982, David changed career path becoming a tv cameraman and continued work as a director of photography in tv news, programming, documentary and advertising. Butterfield is also a painter and continues to work in several medium including still photography and video. he lives in California's western Mojave high desert.