Follow me as I sell everything and go off grid to embark on an expedition of art, inspiration and adventure; living the life of a digital nomad making movies, photography and painting.Read More
...much to love in this beautiful tableau. Golden sun setting on a verdant Oklahoma prairie textured with yucca and sage. Pink hues in the clouds, dancing rain curtains and a tornado backlit with a beautiful white hail core....Read More
Kansas is a quiet and contemplative place to explore. It’s a wonderful place to be alone with your thoughts. And just when you think you’re getting bored the sky will provide an incredible thunderstorm to acutely sharpen all your senses.Read More
Like a tempest in nature the music organically ebbs and flows, builds to a powerful crescendo, then like every storm it’s suddenly gone. Watch this on a large screen with big speakers, perhaps with a glass of wine.Read More
... the movie still above captures the moment a cloud to ground lightning bolt strikes power poles lower right simultaneously causing a transformer explosion half a klick down the road. See it in motion, watch movie below.Read More
This is the culmination of countless miles traveled, small town motels, vehicle breakdowns, bust chases, time, trouble and expense. I shot storms in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Colorado, Iowa, Missouri, and Wyoming. After months of post production my 2015 storm season fits on a four minute reel! All that effort to make a 240 second film... was it worth it? You dear reader be the judge. Enjoy and please share with someone who loves storms!
After multiple days in the field and countless hours of post production Flower Power the Movie is ready to publish!
Play movie above, click 1080p.
Special thanks to Grinter Farm Lawrence, Kansas for generously sharing the beauty of their land.
Please leave comments and share with friends who love sunflowers!
I intercepted this supercell on September 1, 2014 at Strother Field, a small Kansas airport situated between Arkansas City and Winfield. As the storm approached, it became a prolific cloud to ground lightning producer. The day before, Iowa storm chaser Danny Murphy had been struck by lightning and this terrifying thought filled on my mind as bolts landed around me. I was shooting a time lapse movie of this storm so I held my ground as long as possible as the wall cloud drew ever closer. When deadly bolts began landing on the runway I abandoned my position to escape the barrage.
Coincidentally the 2016 Weather Guide Calendar featuring my image arrived today.
Comments and sharing encouraged, click below. -Stephen