Photographing the Wind



Though visually imperceptible in itself, the wind is tangible, shaping landscapes and disrupting urban environments. In still photography, the wind is often viewed by photographers as an enemy - disrupting subjects, upturning weddings, kicking up dust... but in photographing the kinetic results of the day's tumultuous weather, I allowed the wind to pose the thin branches of Indian Mustard weeds. As the flower heads nodded in and out of focus, I was a mere observer to the unpredictable contours of the atmosphere.