Pigment inks on archival cotton rag paper
Price varies according to size and edition: $1,500-$11,000
Courtesy of the artist
Resurrecting a photography career after a hiatus of several decades, American Mitch Dobrowner has wasted no time covering ground – literally, critically and commercially. Over the last twelve years he’s travelled more than 100,000 miles capturing the striking landscapes that have earned him magazine covers, awards, commissions and book deals.
Dobrowner is particularly well known for his dramatic monochrome storm images: violent tornados, spectacular lightning strikes, powerful thunderstorms and remarkable cloud formations. Mammatus was taken in the aftermath of a violent storm; although the atmosphere was serene and quiet this extraordinary, ominous, rain-engorged cloud persisted. Dobrowner embarks on road trips with storm chasers – people with satellite feeds coming into their vans from the Storm Prediction Center, who know where the super cell and tornadic storms are, and who he trusts with exit strategies: “Roger knows if we need to get out of there, he’ll yell.”
Dobrowner is in awe of what he sees and considers it his legacy to leave behind a record of the power, the beauty and the vastness of the storms rather than the devastation and havoc often wreaked by these powerful weather systems.
For more information mitchdobrowner.com
Hedge issue 51, pp78-84, August 2018