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James Insogna was Born and grew up in Pittsburgh PA. Bo studied with the New York Institute of Photography. He Started his photography career 1984. He opened a studio in Boulder downtown on the Boulder mall. Shooting for local newspapers, magazines, Skiing, Bicycling, models portfolios and some commercial work. In 1987 the economy got bad in Boulder so he decided to make a move to Scottsdale Arizona.

Once in Arizona, He became a staff photographer for the Phoenician Arabian Horse Magazine doing the covers, inside lay outs and a two page spread called Bo Trek. In the late 1980’s – 1990’s he was a respected member of the Arabian Horse Community in Arizona, chosen to photograph champions, riders, trainers and owners.

From the first Arizona lightning monsoon season, Bo very quickly became a Lightning Storm Chaser. Striking-Photography.com, ArizonaLightning.com and aka TheLightningMan.com was born. A very fun, exciting and dangerous job! Since 1987 he has spent many years pursuing elusive lightning storms spanning miles of natural desert. It takes great dedication, courage and desire to grip a metal camera upon a metal tripod astride mountain peaks with lightning crashing mere paces away. His prints reflect the courage and passion he feels for his art.

In 1991 The VVA honored him by choosing his Photograph “Operation Desert Storm” as the official print of the Arizona Desert Storm Memorial Fund.

The men and the flag represent the “Operation” and the Victory and Liberation of Kuwait. The Saguaro represents the “Desert” and the men and women who served in the Gulf. The Lightning represents the “Storm” and the Air War with swift, precise strikes.

Twenty years after leaving Boulder, Bo decided to relocate his family back in Colorado. He settled between Boulder and Longmont. Opening a Studio in his home. If you would like to set up a shoot or assignment please contact Bo

His Night job is chasing lightning and fine art nature landscape photography. His prints have been purchased from collectors from all over the world and have been featured on Television, Magazines, Newspapers, Books and licensed for all kinds of media.One of Bo’s images was even purchased and licensed to The Hit TV show “In Plain Sight” . He also had the honor of being feature in the Russian Version of “Photographer Magazine”

Bo featured on ABC News TV 15 – http://thelightningman.com/2010/07/06/james-bo-...

Bo featured on TV 3 – http://thelightningman.com/2010/07/06/the-light...

Past Publications/Clients: Boulder Pulse, Bicycle Guide, Colorado Skier, Cronin Jewelers, Staff Photographer for Phoenician Arabian Magazine, News and Views, Where to live, Arizona Horse Connection, Caballo Magazine, Century Health, Fontana Hair design, Arthur Ramirez Training Stables, Oaxaca Restaurant, Bobby McGee’s Inc., and many others.

  • Joined: November 2007


Storm Over Budweiser Brewery

So it’s Monday June 22nd, 9:30 at night and I am thinking there will be no storms tonight YEA, I need a break and boom another one comes in fast and furious. How many so far??? / I have to tell you this was one of the scariest storms I have ever chased. Flashes of lightning in the clouds hitting in ALL directions. You could not tell where the bolts were going to strike. Now that’s…
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Lightning Man Strikes Boulder County

Hello, / I a not much of a writer and prefer the pro’s to do it for me. Seems I am missing some letters on my keyboard… well that’s how all my emails come out. It is real work for me to write something. / Now that I am more active on redbubble I am going to try and write some entries. It has been a great spring for storm chasing and I am hoping for a lot more this summer. I h…
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