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I could not be more excited to share this years version of my Chasing the Storm series with the world! The storms in 2021 were iconic, structured and beautiful, but my growth over the last 5 seasons of time lapse photography is what allowed me to create what I feel is my best work yet. From the moment I downloaded a sample of “The March” by Aeph, and then placed that tesla coil of a storm from Salina Kansas with it, I knew I had to build this movie around that song. I fell in love with the mood and intensity of these tracks. It forced me to grow, leaving my “one song” movie style behind.
Chase life returned to more of a “normal” for me this year, which allowed me to get on the road for two weeks at the end of May. I spent the entire time with one of my best friends and the best chase partner a guy could ask for in Justin Snead aka the Dreadlock Traveler ( https://instagram.com/thedreadlocktraveler/ ). There is no replacement for having total trust in your partner when situations get sketchy, and we make a great team. We are like minded when it comes to what we want to capture and we constantly push each other creatively. We learned and grew tremendously this season in our successes and our failures. We were truly blessed by great structure, colors and incredible light this season. I had a handful of chases after May but Nebraska’s severe weather season by most accounts, failed to materialize. When it did happen though, it was pretty special (think York NE in June). A special thank you to David Baxter III and his wife Whitney for the much appreciated hospitality this year, and to Ryan Meyer for finally getting out of the truck for a day and getting back under a storm with me. I wouldn’t be able to do what I do without the support, love and encouragement of the people that are closest to me.
Technical: Nearly all of the sequences in 2021 were shot with my Nikon D850 and various lenses, and a sequence or two with my D500. I use LRtimelapse and Lightroom for sequence editing and Premiere Pro to put it all together. Music: “Analog”, “Lust & Giants” and “The March”, by Aeph, licensed from Musicbed.com
Sound effect licensed through Audiojungle.com
All footage available for licensing in up to 8k resolution. Not for broadcast without prior authorization. All rights reserved. Contact Mhollamon20@gmail.com