World-class trail and Sky Runner Kilian Jornet brings a second passion to the mountains: photography. Here, the Catalan mountain man, who often carries a camera on his adventures, captions his favourites.
I have always liked photography. As a child, I remember learning to use an analogic camera and even a super 8 when I was filming with my father. My passion for it came later when I started working with outdoor photographers such as Monica Dalmasso, Seb Montaz, Damien Rosso and Jordi Saragossa.
If I take my camera on an easy run with friends, it will influence where
I choose to go and at what time (usually when the light is best). I do not wait to
capture a decent image, so I mostly take photos on the run. If I am alone, I have to set
a self-timer, and that involves a few attempts to get the right movement or focus.
I like shooting landscape photos
using a wild lens, capturing how it feels
to be in a place, and the interaction of movement with an environment. But I like portraits too. I take some for social media, others for books or sponsors that commission me to do the work, but
there are some I like to keep for myself.
I use a mirrorless camera because the weight makes all the difference when I am running. I like to shoot with a 2/15mm lens with a fisheye effect to capture the atmosphere of my surroundings.
I carry a Zeiss Batis 2/25 lens with me in the mountains because it is light and fast.