Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde's Nimbus series began with a question: "Would it be possible to exhibit a raincloud." As it turns out, the answer is yes - sort of.
Using a labor-intensive process that combines thickening the air with moisture and a smoke machine, Smilde creates, and then photographs, his singular, indoor clouds. The spaces themselves range from the minimal to the opulent, but one thing remains true for each: regardless of the location, placing a cloud within it makes for an unexpected yet thoroughly enjoyable surprise. And while the nimbi themselves last for only a few seconds, the images of the clouds within each space remain as the perfect souvenir of a truly remarkable phenomena. See more on Smilde's website.