Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
I’m a commercial graphic artist and art director living in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. I’ve been photographing monsoon storms and lightning since the eighties. I started chasing severe weather on the Great Plains in 2010. I usually chase solo or with my now adult children. When chasing the Plains, targeting to document a tornado is usually the goal. I’m relieved to say that as hard as that goal is to hit, I’m also captivated by the other sights along the way—the vast horizons, small towns, lightning, storm structure and whatever else gets rolled into that hard-to-reach goal. To date, I’ve documented nearly three dozen of those elusive beasts. Many are hazy, mushy views—but a few spectacles stand out and keep me coming back for more: Bowdle, Rozel, Dodge City, Chapman, Ft. Stockton & Meteor Crater. For 2021 I’m hoping to get back out to the Plains in late May/early June after missing all of 2020. After that, the southwest monsoon will be waiting to get started and hopefully opportunities for lightning, haboobs and always hope for a rare landspout.