The beauty of the sky is beyond comprehension. Never the same twice, it makes for unique images that depict a fleeting moment in time. In Storm Chaser, David Mayhew strives to show the full array of Mother Nature's moods from the colour palette and limitless textures that are conjured up.
Forecasting for skies, night or day, is as much an art as a science since weather is a living ecosystem, forever evolving.
Adapting to its whim, David drifts wherever the wind carries him, feeling out the best light in order to capture an image that ideally depicts sensational displays of beauty. Mayhew's photographs show the dramatic skies of tornadic storms and severe weather, the serenity of a sunset, the fascination of unique formations clouds can conjure up, and the mystery of the mesmerizing northern lights. If the purpose of art is to create an emotional response in the viewer, then surely readers will see why the skies are his muse.
David Mayhew studied photography at the College of DuPage near Chicago, where he joined forces with their meteorology program and gained sufficient knowledge to forecast severe weather for storm chasing. He shows his ever-expanding portfolio of work in galleries, museums, and art festivals across the country and has won a number of awards, including Best in Show, People’s Choice, and Gold Imaging awards at the 2016 Las Vegas SGIA expo. David’s works have appeared in various publications such as Scientific American and Sky & Telescope; an article on his work appeared in PDN magazine in July 2016. David’s work has been made grounds in photo contests such as the National Geographic Traveler contest and Santa Fe contests. He is an active member in the storm chase community and shows his work at the National Weather Center and Chaser Co. He is also a judge in the annual Weather Channel photo competition.