Since a very young age, Arizona-based Mike Olbinski has been obsessed with weather. As a professional photographer, he has since translated that passion into mind-blowing images filled with the life and energy of nature. Olbinski creates dynamic photographs, from stark desert landscapes to bustling cityscapes, where storms consume the earth.
The artist is surrounded by all kinds of extraordinary wonders and he shows no fear as he ventures towards the bad weather rather than away from it! Through his lens, he documents powerful lightning striking to the ground and ominous skies as billowing storm clouds roll in. "The summers in Arizona bring the monsoon thunderstorms, and they are a blast to chase. We get amazing clouds, awesome dust storms, and serious amounts of lightning," explains Olbinski.