Novak Photo Credit: Ben Foujols Introduction I decided to start a new series called “People in Climbing”. This is my way to share the stories of the people in the climbing industry
I decided to start a new series called “People in Climbing”.
This is my way to share the stories of the people in the climbing industry who inspire me.
Whether photographers, athletes, editors, or writers. Climbing unites us all and I want to share that energy.
This month I’m featuring Jan Novak. Jan is a fabulous French climbing photographer.
I have to say that I love France and the French culture. I’ll try not to be too biased with my excitement about featuring Jan.
In my interactions with Jan it has been clear that he has a deep spirituality. A spirituality that encompasses nature in a way that I find inspiring.
His work has a lightness in energy and spirit that I attribute to his connection to nature. It’s really nice to see.
Of course, you’ll also see some really great bouldering, climbing and portrait photography.
So read on to learn more about Jan, and check out his work for yourself.
Well, I always liked to take pictures of everything, kind of a passion.
When I decided to make my business with photography, I was really lucky to find quickly job for Office de Tourisme in one of the most beautiful valleys in France called Pays des Écrins and collaborated with magazines and outdoor companies.
I am kind of disorganized and spontaneous person. I decide everything in the last moment.
My normal day is working at home on the computer on rainy days and being outside as much as possible on sunny days.
The problem is that in South French Alps there is always sun;)
Nature and Pachamama
Beautiful places, great light, smiling people.
Everything went fast and quite naturally. In the beginning it is a little bit stressful.
There is no secret, you just have to work like hell.
To meet and work with great and open people.
Still waiting for it!!
On Instagram @jan_novak_photography