Photographs by Kevin Erskine.
Hatje Cantz, 2012. 200 pp., 120 color illustrations, 13½x10¼".
At the age of twelve, Kevin Erskine (*1956 in Sharpsburg, Illinois) witnessed his first big storm: a category 4 tornado with wind speeds of over 207 miles per hour raged through the center of his hometown of Hoskins, Nebraska. Fascinated and inspired by this immense force of nature, Erskine began taking his first photographs with his father’s camera. His passion for photography and respect for nature still motivate him to capture supercells with his large-format camera. The images depict enormous cloud masses in continually different formations—be it before a thunderstorm, during a tornado, shined on by the red evening sun, or forebodingly dark purple or black by night. Erskine masterfully demonstrates the ambivalence between the terrifying force of nature and its stunning beauty.
About the Limited Edition
This limited edition of 100 books comes with five different chrome print covers with corresponding chrome fine art prints.
Each version has a numbered edition of only 20 copies.The limited edition comes in a clamshell box with a 15.7 in print.
View Print Choices:
Mammatus Wiggins Colorado 2010
Supercell 2 Pritchett Colorado 2009
Supercell Harrison Nebraska 2009
Supercell Johnson Kansas 2008
Supercell Torrington Wyoming 2011
Read the interview with Kevin Erskine on photo-eye Blog.
Read Daniel W. Coburn's review of Supercell in photo-eye Magazine.