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Mike Mezeul II - Documenting The Beauty of Tornado Alley


Every spring, the central plains of the United States is home to a chaotic collision of the perfect weather ingredients like no other place in the world experiences. This atmospheric battle creates the most powerful storms in the world, filled with tornadoes, softball sized hail, and deadly lightning. While most seek shelter during these storms, Mike Mezeul II heads out to the plains to capture visuals which represent the power and beauty of these moments that are most often overlooked.



Mike Mezeul II

I’m Mike Mezeul II and I am a photographer and photojournalist who is addicted to storytelling and adventure. If you know me… then you know I always have a camera in my hand, if you don’t, just think of my camera as that weird sticky feeling you get on your hands after touching year old gum underneath a restaurant table…you just can’t shake it, that’s basically my relationship with my camera. Also, yes, that was one heck of a run-on sentence, I know.


Through the years I’ve photographed in many situations and consider these experiences in my life a huge blessing. From landscapes to professional sports, natural disasters, concerts, air-to-air aerial photography and more…I love photographing anything and everything. I’ve even been known to break it down on the dance floor while photographing at weddings. I’ve been shooting professionally now for ten years and have had the honor of working with so many fantastic clients, brands and publications.