In its early stages, photography offered scientists completely new ways of depicting clouds. They used cameras to make precise, lifelike images, which in turn provided insights into the interaction of clouds and the atmosphere. Helmut Volter's Cloud Studies deconstructs this early dialogue between photography and meteorological sciences. It features an essay by Marcel Beyer; photographs by Albert Riggenbach, Ralph Abercromby, anonymous pilots of World War I, Ferdinand Quénisset, Philippe Schereschewsky, Philippe Wehrlé, Masanao Abe and the Tiros weather satellites. Another astute piece of publishing by Spector Books (Leipzig).
272 pages, 132 photographs, 20.5 x 27.5 cm, hardcover, Spector Books (Leipzig).