A Shinnecock Indian, Camille Seaman has spent her career as a photographer illustrating the interconnectedness of all life. When she was a child, her grandfather took her outside to play on a hot summer day. He pointed to the sky and said, “Look, do you see that? That’s part of you up there. That’s your water that helps to make the cloud that becomes the rain that feeds the plants that feeds the animals.” Seaman, who gave a talk at TED2013 on storm chasing in the American Midwest, began her project in 2008, stalking these “lovely monsters,” as she calls them. Below, find 8 more astounding images from Seaman’s growing collection of storm photos, titled The Big Cloud.
The Lovely Monster Over the Farm, Lodgepole
NE, 22 June 2012 19:15CST / Photo: Camille Seaman
Salina KS, May 28, 2013 / Photo: Camille Seaman
OK, May 31, 2013 / Photo: Camille Seaman
Inflow Bands, Chappell
NE, 22 June 2012 19:55CST / Photo: Camille Seaman
Chappell NE, 22 June 2012 19:55CST / Photo: Camille Seaman
Storm Chaser with Mammatus Clouds
Kansas May 28, 2013 / Photo: Camille Seaman
Southern Kansas May 29, 2013 / Photo: Camille Seaman
Near the Gasworks
OK, May 27, 2013 / Photo: Camille Seaman
Supercell with Windmill
Chappell, NE, 22 June 2012 / Photo: Camille Seaman
All photos courtesy of Camille Seaman.