Photographer Interviews

What’s Your Niche?: David Mayhew, Storm Chaser

July 11, 2016

By David Walker


“Cloud of Witnesses.” David Mayhew took classes in severe weather forecasting before he took up storm chasing. “You’ve got to know what you’re doing when you’re out there,” he says. 

PDN: How did you get started in storm chasing photography? DAVID MAYHEW: I had always wanted to storm chase. It turns out there’s a meteorology college in Chicago, so I hooked up with them. Once I got into storm chasing I decided to quit my job [as a design engineer] to study photography [at College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois]....

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