What associations do you have with the words “storm,” “lightning” and “stars”? Something lermanth, right? What if we’re talking about photography? Then it will definitely be no less dramatic landscapes of American photographer Brent Shavnore. Unimaginable shapes of storm clouds, lightning rolls and quiet starry sky – a real photo poetry!
Brent Shavnore is a computer graphic artist based in Florida, USA. Brent took his first photo as a child during his flight over Okinawa, Japan, to take a picture of the plane’s wing. Since then, Shavnor has not parted with the camera.
In the past, the photographer was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and after his 5-year service and a trip to Iraq, Brent decides to begin to develop in the audiovisual world of art. So, he became a sound engineer, a photographer, a videographer, as well as a marketing consultant in social networks. His experience is impressive: working on documentaries for Forbes magazine, articles for various surfing magazines, producing commercials and shooting music videos for groups and events across the United States.
Shavnore also earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Southern Maine to better understand how a person’s brain works and to answer his question about why a work of art or music causes a certain reaction to the consumer. The scientific approach and the link between art and the human brain is what drives Brent to move on and create a media, audio and visual product that meets the consumer’s needs.
“I love photography and digital art in general because it’s amazing how something that’s motionless can cause such strong emotions in a person,” Shavnore tells.
The main object of Brent’s images is the power and beauty of nature – the starry sky above the city or ominous storms. “I like to capture the emotions that evoke these phenomena of nature,” the photographer says. And he is perfectly able to convey the sense of strength and inevitability that they inspire.