A native New Mexican, Mike Butterfield spent the better part of 20 years in the San Francisco Bay Area pursuing a music career. The lure of wilderness constantly beckoned and many excursions in the California wilderness were taken. Upon his return to New Mexico in the fall of 1992 Mike began photographing in earnest. Mike’s photographs have been widely published; appearing in numerous books, magazines, calendars and postcards. In 2020 Mike, along with his wife Susan, moved back to the Bay Area after retiring from Butterfield Jewelers in Albuquerque, NM; the family business. Since then Mike has been re-acquainting himself with the abundance of open spaces, regional parks and wilderness areas that surround the urban areas of his new, adopted home: Vallejo, CA. P.S. He is still playing music in the Bay Area music scene.