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The Lovely Monster: Photographs by Camille Seaman


Soulcatcher Studio is proud to present a dynamic new body of work by renowned photographer, 2013 TED Senior Fellow and 2013 Stanford University Knight Fellow, Camille Seaman. Seaman (Shinnecock Tribe, b.1969) is an Award-winning American photographer best known for her evocative Polar images. Capturing the essence of awe and beauty of indigenous cultures and environments, in a sophisticated documentary/fine art tradition is her trademark.

The images within this exhibition are of one Nebraska storm, shot over the course of a few hours.
Seaman states about her third series in the continuation of The Big Cloud project; "We started out near Sidney, Nebraska, following an LP (Low Precipitation) supercell storm cloud. A while later we were in the wheat fields near Gurley. The storm by this time had tops as high as 60,000 feet. East of Chappell, there was a brief tornado. We remained stationary west of Chappell, near a windmill and allowed the mesocyclone to travel directly over us and then watched the lightning as darkness descended upon us."

Seaman started photographing the sky in a continued effort to, in her words, "illustrate the interconnection of all life on Earth." She further states, "When I was a little girl, my grandfather took me to sit outside in the sun on a hot summer day. There were no clouds in the sky. I started to perspire, and he pointed up and said, "Look, do you see that? That"s part of you up there."" That moment stuck with Seaman, and perhaps was the genisis for this project. She states, "Storm-chasing is a very tactile experience. The colors in the clouds, of hail forming, the green and the turquoise blues. The movement, the way they swirl - As I stand under them, I understand what I have the privilege to witness is the same forces, the same process in a small version, that created our galaxy, solar system, our sun, this very planet."

Storms are most often viewed as something to be afraid of in modern culture, but in her most recent series, 'The Big Cloud: The Lovely Monster,' Seaman sees the clouds she photographed as more complex than simply a source of destruction. "In that force is also creation," she says. She adds, "Hopefully in my life, that will be the line that goes through everything that I do. I'm really trying in a positive way to show people a connection to their environment."

Seaman has traveled to over 30 countries creating timeless images. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and published in magazines worldwide (including National Geographic). Seaman's career was launched when she traveled north to the Arctic in 2003 where she made stunning photographs of the little known island of Svalbard and its Arctic environment. She has studied with many top-name social-documentary photographers, including Steve McCurry, Sebastião Salgado and Paul Fusco. Seaman herself often teaches workshops on photography and self-publishing. She was named by American Photo Magazine as one of the top 15 emerging photographers of 2007. Other select awards include: Artist in Residence onboard M/V Orlova in Antarctica (2007); Critical Mass Top Monograph Book Award (2006); National Geographic Award (2006); Nikon.Net Editor's Choice Award (2006).


Print Information: All photographic prints are made by the artist using the Epson Ultrachrome archival pigmented inkjet processes. Prints are unmounted and signed, editioned and titled in pencil au verso.

Prints are produced in three distinct image sizes: 15x23", 20x30" and 32x48" (printed on larger paper).

Prints are produced in a limited edition of either five or nine prints (plus two Artist Proofs), depending on the individual print size. Print prices are set by the artist and start at $1,000.00 (for the smallest size prints). Print prices increase as the edition sells out and are subject to change without prior notice. Please inquire if you have other favorite images by this artist, as we can offer her entire portfolio of work for sale. Larger, more detailed digital image files are available for viewing via Email upon request.

Seaman's first major monograph, The Last Iceberg, was published in hardcover in 2008. It is now listed by the publisher as out of print. Camille's newest major monograph (released in late 2014), Melting Away: A Ten-Year Journey Through Our Endangered Polar Regions, has been recently published in hardcover by Princeton Architectural Press and is available now at fine bookstores everywhere.


We hope you enjoy this exhibition and sale of remarkable fine art photographs.
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