Lightning on the Horizon

BY Benjamin Kim TIMEMay 7, 2014 PRINT

Documenting record-setting storms for more than 20 years, Jim Reed is a premier storm chaser and extreme weather photographer. His work has been published by National Geographic and Discovery Channel.

Reed is “one of the world’s most pioneering and accomplished” extreme weather photographers, according to the biography on his website. He was invited to the White House in 2009 to discuss photography with the White House chief photographer Pete Souza. 

His website tells the story of his childhood fascination: “In 1969, when Jim was eight years old, he and his mother unwittingly drove through the outer bands of Hurricane Camille while returning from a family vacation to Florida. By age 11, Jim was shooting home movies of nature’s wrath.”

To see more of Reed’s photos of ice storms, floods, tornadoes, and blizzards, see his website or his book, “Storm Chaser: A Photographer’s Journey.” Follow him on Twitter @jimreedphoto.

Benjamin Kim
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