Camille Seaman – The Big Cloud


Soulcatcher Studio is proud to present a dynamic new body of work by renowned up-and-coming photographer 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.

Seaman states about The Big Cloud project; “In my continuation of exploring subjects in nature that have an ability to illustrate the interconnection of all life on Earth I found myself stalking a type of single giant cloud called a Supercell.

The following images were made in May and June of 2008 in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota. A total of 5,600 miles was driven in just under a ten-day period.

The storms we were chasing were Supercells, capable of producing grapefruit sized hail, and spectacular tornadoes; they were 50 miles wide and reached as high as 65,000 ft. into the atmosphere. These clouds were so large that they had the capability of blocking all daylight, making it very dark and ominous standing under them.”

One of the most humbling experiences of her storm-chasing tour, Seaman says, was stopping in Greensberg, Kansas, a city that was leveled by a tornado that killed 11 people in May 2007. When the caravan of storm-chasers would pull into a diner in one of the small towns in Tornado Alley, Seaman says, locals were unhappy to see them, “because it’s a bad omen for them. They would say, ‘Is it coming this way?’ “

But 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 and published in magazines internationally. 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.

Rectangular prints are produced in three distinct image sizes: 15×23″, 20×30″ and 32×48″ (printed on larger paper). Panoramic format images are produced in two distinct image sizes: 15×46″ and 26×80″ (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 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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