i checked out your website, very nice b&w images btw.
thank you for the Q's, gives me more to go on.
i noticed from your site, at least it looks like to me, that you do primarily b&w? is that why you know about Clyde Butcher but not Rodney Lough Jr.? As Clyde is considered the current b&w master, while Lough the current color master? also, from your site, i noticed that you've done a bit of publishing yourself! fabulous!
i will look into the other sites, as you've suggested as well. but i guess to answer your question i think that i just really like the guys work....he's dang good. the thing i like about it is, he doesn't seem to follow any conventional rules, it doesn't look like anyone else's work - that i've ever seen before (making it unique imho), that his compositions just work and that i can't seem to pinpoint why they work, it's a bit of a mystery, it's like the beauty of chaos theory, can't explain why the patterns are there (because it's chaos after all) but they're there & i like them....i just do. it's odd, i know.