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camille seaman captures the beauty of supercell storms
sep 25, 2012
camille seaman captures the beauty of supercell storms


‘mammatus IV’ captured in nebraska as part of ‘the big cloud’ series by camille seaman
image © camille seaman

american photographer camille seaman has extensively documented the raging beauty of supercell storms stretching from north dakota to texas
in a series entitled ‘the big cloud’. teaming with experienced storm chasers, seaman managed to capture the natural phenomena looming
over the american landscape – immortalizing billowing cloud masses and smoky grey tornadoes.
the work represents seaman’s relationship towards nature – specifically regarding humans and their environment –
requesting her audience to consider their surroundings and its significance. the storms seaman encountered would reach
measurements of 50 miles wide and 65, 000 feet high, able to produce grapefruit-sized hail.

seaman says of her art:

in my continuation of exploring subjects in nature that have an ability to illustrate the interconnection of all life on earth
I found myself stalking a type of single giant cloud called a supercell
...there is definitely some luck involved, and skill on the part
of the forecaster and navigator. all I can do is make sure I am ready for the few moments I have
.’


‘the collapse III’, south dakota
image © camille seaman


‘the collapse II’, south dakota
image © camille seaman


‘mammatus clouds III’, nebraska
image © camille seaman


the storms could reach 50 miles wide and reached as high as 65,000 feet
image © camille seaman


the storms seaman chased were capable of producing grapefruit size hail
image © camille seaman


the work represents seaman’s relationship towards nature
image © camille seaman


a large storm cloud twists above wheat fields in western nebraskataken june 22, 2012
image © camille seaman


the work immortalizes monolithic tornadoes
image © camille seaman


the images are minimally retouched
image © camille seaman

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