Artists

MARTIN LISIUS  

Martin is a Texas-based director and cinematographer. In 1993 he founded StormStock, the largest collection of storm footage in the world. His work, captured on 35mm film, 4K and 16K, can be seen in major motion pictures, TV commercials, documentaries and commercial exhibits. In 2000 he created Tempest Tours, a storm chasing expedition company that emphasizes education and safety. Martin chairs the Texas Severe Storms Association, a national non-profit dedicated to severe weather education, and is host to the National Storm Conference.

Favorite camera and lens: Arriflex 35-3 II and Canon 5D16K, Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art


BRIAN MORGANTI 

With an interest in meteorology and severe storms since childhood, Brian began pursuing and photographing storms on the Great Plains in 1997. He has worked many seasons as a tour director and guide for Tempest Tours Storm Chasing Expeditions. His photography has appeared on the cover of “The Weather Guide” calendar, and has been featured in several text books, magazines, storm spotter training manuals, and newspaper articles throughout the world. Recently, Brian began shooting celestial objects, spending wondrous nights in his custom-built backyard observatory. 

Favorite camera and lens: Canon EOS 6D, Canon 24-105mm f/4.0 IS lens


CHRIS GULLIKSON  

Chris began chasing storms in 1996 and was able to document his first tornado in May of 1998. An electrical engineer by trade, he is self taught in the aspects of severe weather forecasting. Chris is a trained storm spotter and contributes to National Weather Service storm surveys. Always armed with a camera, his beautiful storm photography has appeared in books, magazines, art work and training material. Taking a hiatus from his work in 2004, Chris began working with Operation Migration and the endangered Whooping Crane. Each year he helps raise a new flock of young birds and leads them from Wisconsin to Florida with an ultra-light aircraft.

Favorite camera and lens: Canon 6D and Canon 24-105mm f/4.


WILLIAM T. REID 

Tracking storms since 1991, William Reid is arguably the best storm chaser on the planet. He possesses all the right attributes including exceptional forecasting and logistical skills, a dedication to safety, and an uncanny ability to find good storms even on marginal days. Bill is a member of the Texas Severe Storms Association Board of Directors. He acquired a Masters degree in Geography, with emphasis on Climatology, from California State University, Northridge. Near his home in California, he "chases" floods, wildfires, mountain wave clouds, fogbows, meteor showers and anything else that might be photogenic.

Favorite camera and lens: Canon 6D and Zeiss 15mm wide angle

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