Stunning Storm images from photographer Mike Hollingshead.
All Images © Mike Hollingshead with permission.
Mike Hollingshead started chasing storms in 1999, after watching storms for years from town as a kid. He bought a still camera in 2002, just to have something better for the website, as the video captures weren’t doing the scenes justice. “In 2004 I quit my job, just because I needed a change. I’ve supported myself with images and dvds since then…somehow…mostly image licensing. It was never a plan at all, it just happened.”
I’m a huge animal lover. All life really. I hate how some animals are treated. Example. A dog on a chain is just flat out wrong. So easy for me to see how wrong it is. It boggles my mind someone can do this to their pet. Accepted things aren’t always right. It’s a LIFE on a chain, no other way about it. One night after a chase I saw this little dog in a backyard on a chain, sitting there all by itself in the world, looking towards this house. I hoped it was just out there for the time it takes to go potty and that that wasn’t the norm of its life. I really sort of doubted that was the case. I just see this LIFE just like mine and yours with all this curiosity stuck to that pole for its little eternity. What was its point in being created if that is its life? Fed and ignored perhaps, we know this happens out there. I want to run around and cut chains when I see it’s not just out going potty. Sucks there have to be pets as is, least one could do is make that animal’s life as free as they possibly can. And a chain….well…..truly horrible if you stop and look at it and think.