Hayward has been photographing clouds for as long he can remember. ‘When I started taking pictures over 35 years ago, on one of my very first rolls I pointed my camera skyward without really thinking about it. It just seemed like the obvious thing to do'. Hayward has long romanticized clouds, partly from seeing them so beautifully rendered in old world masterpieces by the likes of Winslow Homer, William Turner and Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky to name a few. 'I can stare at clouds for long stretches at a time, absorbed in each one's individual beauty and never seeing the same thing twice. I like to think of them as a force of nature'.

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