Friday, October 30, 2009


Working exclusively in Black and White Photography, Cole Thompson started this amazing series by accident when he was shooting at Utah. He came across a lonely cloud, passing right over a hill and with only moments to spare. He got one shot of the picture, leading the first image to this series. Cole Thompson stated, "The loneliness and singleness of this cloud really struck me, and I knew what it represented, a Harbinger."

"Harbinger", the title of the series. As Cole question the chance of coming across a lone cloud, he states, "Fortunately, I have been running into them more often than I would have ever imagined. Perhaps the heightened awareness does it, like when you own a pink car and you suddenly start noticing them everywhere."

In my opinion, even though a lone cloud might be easy to find, this is still a great series of photography. The soft lone cloud, floating over harsh surface. Creative by the uniqueness of the shape of every cloud, framed by the form of the earthly surface, juxtapose with high contrast. Excellent.

Cole Thompson was named photographer of the year by the Black and White Spider Awards, and has featured in publication, LensWork, B&W, Black and White, Silvershotz, American Photo and PhotoLife. He resides on a small ranch in North Colorado. Check his website for an additional series of outstanding work.