2021 / Nature / Aerial

Heavy Weather

  • Photographer
    Christiaan Van Heijst
  • Agency / Studio

A large thunderstorm just north of Boston. Sitting up in the cockpit of a 747 is probably a meteorologist dream; seeing all those amazing weather phenomena up close and personal.

Born and raised in The Netherlands in 1983, I was fascinated by natural light in all its forms since a young age. Now working as a pilot, flying all over the world, I always have my camera with me to immortalize the world around me, be it from the cockpit or at destinations that I am fortunate to visit. Capturing moments that have never been seen before and will never be seen again with eye for light, composition and mood.