In 2011, professional photographer Mike Olbinski witnessed an incredible sandstorm over Phoenix, Arizona and the time-lapse video that resulted from this catapulted him in to the media spotlight. Commissioned by ESPN, The Weather Channel and Al Gore's office for use in climate change videos, this became the turning point for Mike's photography career. A wedding photographer by trade, Mike has since had his storm photography and videos licensed by ESPN Superbowl adverts, National Geographic, Arizona Cardinals, State Farm and Marvel Studios culminating in an Emmy Award in 2017. Mike currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife and three children and runs workshops, storm chasing tours and mentoring sessions.
Photographer Mike Olbinski chases storms throughout his native Arizona and further afield, capturing lightning, tornadoes and dramatic cloud formations in images that convey the awesome power and beauty of nature. --David Sim International Business Times This book contains some of the most staggeringly beautiful photographs of mega-storms I have ever seen. Stupendous photography! --Books Monthly Each flawlessly reproduced and truly memorable image is accompanied by a succinct commentary, making Storm Chaser an inherently fascinating volume from cover to cover... very highly recommended --Midwest Book Review *5 Star Review* These pictures are truly fascinating; they show just how small we are and how little control we have over the environment and that these storms can pack a wallop. For fans of weather and spectacular photos, this is the book for you. --San Francisco Book Review A striking series of breath-taking pictures of nature lashing out from apocalyptic skies. --Daily Mail Online