Working as an adventure and outdoor photographer capturing movement and mountains, Roman Königshofer travels around the globe. We talked to him about uniting his profession as a content creator and his deep passion for sports and nature.
Imagine you were sent out on a journey without your camera. How would that impact your way of traveling?
Not that much, I think. As without taking photos, I would have a lot more spare time that I’d probably spend surfing, climbing, hiking and snowboarding even more.
You are an outdoor – and adventure photographer. Your images unite nature and structure – linked by artistic play with light. What came first: fascination for nature or your photographic enthusiasm?
Neither of both to be honest. I have always enjoyed sports: skating and especially snowboarding made me go out into the mountains repeatedly. As a result, the enjoyment of nature and taking photos evolved simultaneously.
You keep enthralling your followers with impressive views of mountain chains – how do you manage to capture the characteristics of diverging peaks ever-new and gripping?
That is a good question. I mean – in order to do so, it is essential to consistently find the new. I barely go back to spots I have shot already. Not even in order to capture them under different circumstances. Also, I am hardly tempted by places „everybody knows“. I prefer exploring and discovering unexpected areas. That is also where I am able to shoot the images that I particularly like myself.