Editor’s Note: Eric Meola is an ASMP Professional Member. His book, “Fierce Beauty: Storms of the Great Plains,” will be published on Nov. 11.
Eric Meola is a storm chaser. For the past several years, he has loaded his camera equipment and traveled west from Sagaponack to the Great Plains and “Tornado Alley” — from the Rio Grande in Texas to Alberta and Saskatchewan in Canada — to follow and capture the dramatic spring and early summer storms.
He first became acquainted with the Plains states on a trip with his family at 18 in the 1960s. His fascination with Western storms began on a photo shoot in Nevada in 1977 with Bruce Springsteen, whose “Born to Run” cover Mr. Meola had shot. A violent storm was approaching, and he had Mr. Springsteen get in the car and drive toward him as he took photographs with the storm in the background.
From aPhotoEditor: The Art of the Personal Project: Eric Meola