This Email interview with Brad Lewis, (http://Lavart.com) well-known volcano photographer provides us with insight of the beauty and excitement of sharing images of volcanoes with the world.
1. How did you choose your occupation?When I moved to the Big Island from Alaska in 1982, I was amazed by the beauty and power of Kilauea Volcano. I have always been a photographer, and the progression to make Kilauea my main subject came naturally.
2. What are disadvantages of your occupation?None, that I am aware of.
3. What are advantages of your occupation?I am doing what I love to do in an incredible place. I am able to share images of creation with the entire world.
4. How do you feel about your job?That I have the best job in the world. I couldn't ask for better.
5. What kind of skills do you need in your job?All the basic photographic skills, as well as marketing and general business skills. I also utilize hiking, camping and navigational skills.
6. What is your favorite picture-taking site?Pu'u O'o vent on Kilauea Volcano during an eruption.
7. Where did you take your favorite picture?I have no one favorite image. I am taking my favorites all the time.
8. What do you think are good things about volcanoes?They remind humans that there is a different and larger agenda than their own.
9. What do you see when you look through your camera at a volcano?Creation at its finest.
10. Could you describe the beauty and the beast of the volcano?I let my images do that. Something this powerful is hard to put into words.