StormsPhotographs by Mitch Dobrowner
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Mitch Dobrowner has been chasing storms since 2009. Working with professional storm chaser Roger Hill, Dobrowner has traveled throughout Western and Midwestern America to capture nature in its full fury, making extraordinary images of monsoons, tornados, and massive thunderstorms with the highest standard of craftsmanship and in the tradition of Ansel Adams. Dobrowner’s storm series has attracted considerable media interest (National Geographic, Time, New York Times Magazine, among others) and is presented in Storms as a deluxe, large-format, yet affordable edition. The book features an introduction by novelist and poet Gretel Ehrlich that focuses on the phenomenon of storms and on the landscape tradition of the American West.
Mitch Dobrowner (born in Bethpage, New York, 1956) derives his inspiration from the natural world, and from the masters of landscape photography who have captured it before him, in particular Ansel Adams and Minor White. Dobrowner began one of his main subjects, photographing the landscapes of the American West in 2005, and since then, storms have become one of his main subjects. Although widely exhibited, collected, and published in periodicals, this is the first book featuring Dobrowner’s storm photographs.
Gretel Ehrlich (introduction) is the author of fourteen books of narrative essays, novels, poems, and travel writing, including Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of a Tsunami (2013), This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland (2001), and A Match to the Heart (1994). She is the recipient of many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and the PEN Henry David Thoreau Award. Ehrlich was struck by lightning in 1991 in Wyoming.