TY SCHMITT

TY SCHMITT (@tyschmitt)

Bio:Landscapes & Storms of The American West 🦅 ♦ Arizona

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I miss it. 
Pic ~ @storyofsage

I miss it. Pic ~ @storyofsage

Often times I don’t realize how rare something is until years pass by, without much luck in capturing a similar moment. 
It does however make days such as these fun to look back upon.

Often times I don’t realize how rare something is until years pass by, without much luck in capturing a similar moment. It does however make days such as these fun to look back upon.

For a size perspective, those little lights are a car on the run from this tornadic supercell. I watched this monster put down a tornado with a lightning strike directly through it (pic to come someday) as well as two more tornadoes at night. I swear this storm had horns! Hard to believe this is where I feel most holy. The shear magnificence always leads me home to God within.
6/8/19

For a size perspective, those little lights are a car on the run from this tornadic supercell. I watched this monster put down a tornado with a lightning strike directly through it (pic to come someday) as well as two more tornadoes at night. I swear this storm had horns! Hard to believe this is where I feel most holy. The shear magnificence always leads me home to God within. 6/8/19

Welcome To Colorful Colorado

Welcome To Colorful Colorado

I take great pride in sharing the moments I’ve had the opportunity to experience out on the Great Plains.  I feel eternally indebted to the storms and dirt roads that stretch for thousands of miles across middle America, for they’ve shown me a freedom that I could not find anywhere else. They have been life saving for a soul that will always pursue Liberty or Death.
I take great pride when talking about the people I’ve had the blessing to meet while I’m out in the country photographing their ranches & farms.  Their conversations have had more of an impact on my life than they will ever know. God willing, I will one day give them a voice like those who live on the coasts. A voice that will show the world the spirit of middle America. I will share the stories of the hard working, humble families who have dedicated their lives for the past century to feed people worldwide.  The voice of those who are truly happy living a simple life in a complicated world.  Thanks for the picture @loganlambert

I take great pride in sharing the moments I’ve had the opportunity to experience out on the Great Plains. I feel eternally indebted to the storms and dirt roads that stretch for thousands of miles across middle America, for they’ve shown me a freedom that I could not find anywhere else. They have been life saving for a soul that will always pursue Liberty or Death. I take great pride when talking about the people I’ve had the blessing to meet while I’m out in the country photographing their ranches & farms. Their conversations have had more of an impact on my life than they will ever know. God willing, I will one day give them a voice like those who live on the coasts. A voice that will show the world the spirit of middle America. I will share the stories of the hard working, humble families who have dedicated their lives for the past century to feed people worldwide. The voice of those who are truly happy living a simple life in a complicated world. Thanks for the picture @loganlambert

Song - @thecranberries

Song - @thecranberries

It means so much more
When you’ve gone all in 
When you’ve burned all the boats 
And put all your eggs 
Into that one basket of your wildest dreams 
Days such as these require nothing less 
Nature will not reveal her greatest moments 
To the half hearted 
With @jadealectra @alliemichellel @storyofsage

It means so much more When you’ve gone all in When you’ve burned all the boats And put all your eggs Into that one basket of your wildest dreams Days such as these require nothing less Nature will not reveal her greatest moments To the half hearted With @jadealectra @alliemichellel @storyofsage

I’m reposting this video in hopes that it reaches someone struggling to make it in this world. 
I don’t have the answers, those can only come from within, but if I can convince even one struggling soul to step back into Nature then I know this life has not been in vain. 
Last year @beautifuldestinations gave me the opportunity to share my journey through this crazy world. 
From NFL draft pick, to a depressed drug addict searching for purpose and a new identity. I talk about the path that led me to chase storms, and how I feel when I’m out on the Great Plains. @loganlambert & @storyofsage truly brought my story to life and I am forever grateful for that. **The link to the full video is in my bio.

I’m reposting this video in hopes that it reaches someone struggling to make it in this world. I don’t have the answers, those can only come from within, but if I can convince even one struggling soul to step back into Nature then I know this life has not been in vain. Last year @beautifuldestinations gave me the opportunity to share my journey through this crazy world. From NFL draft pick, to a depressed drug addict searching for purpose and a new identity. I talk about the path that led me to chase storms, and how I feel when I’m out on the Great Plains. @loganlambert & @storyofsage truly brought my story to life and I am forever grateful for that. **The link to the full video is in my bio.

Forgive me if I seem unenthused.
I’m still coming down from this cloud.

Forgive me if I seem unenthused. I’m still coming down from this cloud.

Right after this shot was taken we would be chasing the Minneola, Kansas tornado for the next 45 minutes.  We were completely awestruck when the funnel came down over our heads, crossed the road into a field and began to fully condense. Time during these moments always ceases to exist, but the memories we are left with are as real as anything.

Right after this shot was taken we would be chasing the Minneola, Kansas tornado for the next 45 minutes. We were completely awestruck when the funnel came down over our heads, crossed the road into a field and began to fully condense. Time during these moments always ceases to exist, but the memories we are left with are as real as anything.

I’ve lived on the beaches of Southern California for almost half of my life, and never had I seen a single lightning strike until this day. Thunderstorms along the coast are few and far between, making this a shot I’ll cherish forever.

I’ve lived on the beaches of Southern California for almost half of my life, and never had I seen a single lightning strike until this day. Thunderstorms along the coast are few and far between, making this a shot I’ll cherish forever.

I’ve been so blessed to link up with such talented people along my storm chasing journey.  As much as I want to take it all in and enjoy the moments I’m with people out here, there’s a part of me that wants so badly to show them the storm of a lifetime. Luckily for @loganlambert and myself, we got to check off his first tornado, and witness the beast of a storm that blew up south of Lubbock on May 5th. Dirty, dusty, and nothing but shear power, this storm had us running around like a bunch of mad men! You captured it all and so much more brother. Link to Logan’s full video in my bio. 🙏🏻

I’ve been so blessed to link up with such talented people along my storm chasing journey. As much as I want to take it all in and enjoy the moments I’m with people out here, there’s a part of me that wants so badly to show them the storm of a lifetime. Luckily for @loganlambert and myself, we got to check off his first tornado, and witness the beast of a storm that blew up south of Lubbock on May 5th. Dirty, dusty, and nothing but shear power, this storm had us running around like a bunch of mad men! You captured it all and so much more brother. Link to Logan’s full video in my bio. 🙏🏻

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