FOUNDER & PRO
Tim Baca is an award-winning storm photographer, storm chaser, and landscape photographer with work displayed in galleries across his home state of New Mexico. His love for severe weather formed at a young age, and he began his pursuit of chasing, forecasting, and photography in 2017. His natural editing style and consistent ability to produce storm imagery with compelling foreground elements propelled him to become the 2020 Storm Photographer of the Year and the runner-up in 2021. Tim is passionate about teaching others and showing photographers of all levels the raw beauty of severe weather.
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Lauren Thompson is a New Mexico based landscape and storm photographer with a deep appreciation for wild spaces. Her passion for landscape photography developed in 2017 — borne from her love of hiking and desire to capture earth's natural beauty. A Texas native, Lauren was raised in the heart of Tornado Alley and is no stranger to severe weather. She became fascinated with storm chasing in 2021 after becoming close friends with fellow chaser/photographer Justin Snead. Lauren is rising quickly as an emerging artist in the photography community — three of her storm images were exhibited in the Time Magazine Gallery at NFTNYC 2022 in Manhattan.
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Nick Selway, deemed a "daredevil photographer" by his contemporaries, was one of the first people in history to photograph lava entering the ocean from the surf. He currently travels up to 180 days a year photographing mother nature’s beauty as an award-winning landscape photographer. Nick's photography has been featured in National Geographic, CBS, New York Daily News, ABC News, UK Daily Mail, Photography Monthly, Surfer Magazine, and many other articles worldwide.
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Known as "The Dreadlock Traveler," Justin Snead is an accomplished storm chaser and photographer who has been chasing since 2018. As a traveling health care worker, Justin has photographed locations across the globe. He was raised in the south but considers himself a Midwesterner at heart where his passion for severe weather was born. Justin is recognized by his signature moody editing style and love of rock music and pho.
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