‘Stormchasing Arizona’

The book is no longer available for pre-order, however you can still buy it at its current rate. Please click here for the dedicated page for Stormchasing Arizona.

My faithful friends and fellow photographers out there know I’ve been working on a photobook for a few months now. Ever since the monsoons ended back in late September, I’ve been putting this thing together. My goal this year was to chase the Arizona monsoons as often as I could, try to capture it in as many ways as I possible, and then publish a photo journal filled with all my favorite images from the summer.

The book is called “Stormchasing Arizona” and I’m happy to report it’s done!

Finito. Complete. Well, almost. Yes, my wonderful and amazing wife spent over two hours last night proofreading it, but it probably requires another quick read-through by me and probably her as well.  But I’m happy with what’s in there, I’m excited and proud of the work I put into it and am looking forward to holding it my hands for the first time. A lot of blood and sweat went into this photo journal. Not only the hundreds upon hundreds of miles I drove this summer, the time away from my girls…but the actual assembly required a lot of writing, re-writing, editing, image editing, image re-editing, etc. I hate doing things halfway…so I wanted to make this as perfect as I could for the first edition.

Yes…the plan is to doing this every year if I can possibly make it happen.

Some facts about the book:

  • Hardcover with dust jacket
  • 56 pages
  • Approximately 75 images
  • Photos of storms, rain, sunsets, cactus, clouds, lightning, dust storms, microbursts, wall clouds, roads, desert mountains, powerlines, flowers, corn and of course a little self-portrait on the back slipcover. I know that’s what the people really want anyways. Processing methods include HDR, black and white and standard color.

I’ve included a few screen captures of the book in this post, but didn’t want to reveal too many lest you have no reason to buy it!

Here is the skinny:I’m selling the book for a pre-order discount price of $40 until November 25th. After that the regular price of $54.95 will go into effect. Obviously shipping isn’t included in that price, but if you live in the Phoenix area, or are willing to drive, we can arrange a pickup/delivery for no shipping cost. Books will be shipped out/available the first week or two of December. If you need one quicker and are worried about Christmas timing, let me know and I’ll make sure we do what we can to get your copy when you need it.

If you have any questions, please email me: MikeOlbinski @ Gmail Dot COM

15 replies
  1. Viveca Koh
    Viveca Koh says:

    Well done Mike, what a lot of work – you must be relieved and proud at the same time that it is finally complete! Your books looks terrific, big congratulations 🙂

  2. Jeff Welker
    Jeff Welker says:

    Dear Mike:

    I got my copy of Stormchasing Arizona today. All I can say is WOW! You did a tremendous job with both the photos and words. As someone who is born-n-raised in this fine state, I have always been drawn to our monsoon storms. Your images really capture the feelings I’ve treasured for over 50 years. While the HDR is great, your B&W shots are the icing on the cake. They remind me of alot of Mitch Dobrowner’s work. Thanks much for sharing your talent and passion.

  3. Mike
    Mike says:

    Jeff, thanks so much man…I mean, I’m blown away at your comments and the kind words from people who have been receiving the book this week. I’m so very grateful to you all!

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