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British Storm Chaser, Roger Coulam's Electifying Weather Photographic Portfolio

Roger Coulam was born in Lincolnshire in 1965, but wound his way to the North East of England after an education in Yorkshire and then in Newcastle Upon Tyne, where he studied as an Environmental Scientist. Roger was one of the first UK photographers to capture the power and beauty of the weather, marking the way for many to follow. Much of this work was taken on film in Tornado Alley in the USA.
Not one to shy away from tornadoes, violent electrical storms or coast-battering waves to get the perfect shot, this adrenaline junkie's weather images are second to none.

M434D1 - Explosive development - Kansas, USA

He has always been fascinated in the energies and the extremes of nature, and in 2000 he visited the USA to photograph lightning and to chase storms and tornadoes. This journey led to him becoming part of a Storm Chasing Team in the States for eight years, and forming a reputation as a severe weather photographer, with his pictures becoming published worldwide.

784C4 - Tornado - Nebraska, USA

Roger turned professional in 2003, after developing his practice by supplying a wide range of clients with high quality pictures for editorial and stock use, through commissions and his own picture library.

M830B2 - Genesis - Nebraska, USA

Since 2008 he has increasingly concentrated on personal projects. These include working with found objects, camera-less and alternative photographic techniques, photo-polymer printmaking, and traditional film based and darkroom work.

921E2 - Boston, USA

M430A3 - Nebraska, USA

406A4 - Hill City, Kansas, USA

Self taught, he began to make pictures in the 1990's, on numerous trips to North West Scotland.

590C1 - Outflow dominant storm - Texas, USA

M442C2 - Nebraska, USA

M432C3 - Tornadic supercell storm - Nebraska

To see more of these amazing images and more besides, visit Roger Coulam's gallery here


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