8. September 2010 16:27
Everyone loves storms from a distance - some people even love being caught in the middle of one. It's one of summer's magical qualities. Photographer David Mayhew has been a successful storm chaser, racing around to capture lightning in a 2-D bottle. He shoots storms before, during and after the drama, leaving his dramatic, anticipatory scenes to speak for themselves.
Mayhew has traveled widely, seeking skyward electricity in Colorado, Indiana, Canada and Mexico in pursuit of the perfect storm. His priority is tornadoes and electrical storms, as they create the most intriguing and compelling sky effects. The artist is also a weather geek - something that helps him use the most current array of technology and gadgets to get what he wants in his images. Mayhew frequently participates in spring trips where students and faculty from the Weather Lab at the College of DuPage outside Chicago to embark on storm finding missions to learn more about the science behind extreme weather.
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