Ever since I was a child, the clouds exerted their mysterious attraction on me and were a source of great imagination, which gave me a glimpse of shapes that evoking the appearance of an elephant, a bird's head, a tree, a spaceship or anything my imagination liked to identify.
Through my interest in a variety of subjects, I have come to know better those who make rain and sunshine in the sky.
Cirrus, cirrocumulus, cirrocumulus, cirrostratus, altocumulus, altocumulus, altostratus, nimbostratus, stratus, cumulus, cumulus, cumulonimbus... All these terms describe the appearance – form – and constitution – ice crystals, water droplets... – of the different genera – or main groups – of listed clouds.
This general classification includes different species – floccus, lenticularis... –, several varieties – ondulatus, radiatus... – and shapes – tuba, virga... –, all according to the altitude occupied by the cloud seen from the ground.
These technical terms have poetic accents to me, just as the richness of the cloudy forms and constitutions seems poetic to me, reshaping the sky into a brilliant spectacle of shades of grey and colours in perpetual change.
Nowadays, photographing this celestial empire allows me to respond to the mysterious attraction of this celestial empire that leaves me with the feeling that there is more in a cloud than the expression of what it is for us.
"A cloud on the soul covers and fades the Earth more than a cloud on the horizon. The show is in the viewer."
~ Alphonse de Lamartine, Graziella