During my career, I’ve photographed the destruction from numerous hurricanes. The aftermath from storms that hit the South West of England in 1990, was one of my first severe weather assignments for the Tony Freeman Press Agency. I photographed a greenhouse farmer who was located just a few miles from where I lived in North Devon. The farmer walked past his glasshouses that were destroyed by the powerful winds and I fired a few frames. The image was published in several British national newspapers. Kodak later used it in their brochure for their Black and white Tri-X film. Although my editorial work these days is all shot on digital cameras, I still use Kodak’s Tri-X 400 film for my landscapes and personal work.
In the US, 2005 was definitely the year of the storm with three major hurricanes, Wilma, Rita and the most destructive, Katrina, battering the Gulf Coast. At the time, I was based in New York and was commissioned to photograph the destruction of all three storms.
Now seven years after Katrina, Hurricane Isaac, another huge storm is headed for the Gulf Coast.