PAZNAUN PEOPLE: RONALD LORENZ, PHOTOGRAPHER

Each week, Trisanna meets the people of Paznaun: personalities which only this place could create. Today a man of pictures, Ronald Lorenz, the photographer from Galtür. Click on the title to see the full interview.

Name
Ronald Lorenz

Age
37, born in Zams

Place of residence
Galtür

Family
My wife Nina and daughter Aurelia

Job
Photographer, tourism expert

My favourite subject to photograph Paznaun
The Ballunspitze

What’s so special about it?
It’s a beautiful, impressive mountain. I’ve been to the summit about 12 times. You can see it straight out of our living room window.

What time of year do you prefer as a photographer?
All four seasons have their own appeal. In spring the crocus blossoms, in summer the contrasts of light, in autumn the variety of colours, and in winter I like the surreal atmosphere.

What’s your favourite picture?
The big and small Piz Buin with the Ochsentaler glacier

And your favourite meal?
Wiener Schnitzel with cranberries and potatoes, made by my mother.

What’s the most beautiful spot in Paznaun?
The Futschöltal valley in Jam

Describe the people of Pazanun in one word
Grounded

What’s a typical Paznaun characteristic?
Being robust

If Galtür were an animal, what would it be?
An ibex.

With what drink should you celebrate a successful season?
Beer

Your favourite colour in the winter?
White

The Silvretta Arena in one word?
Fantastic

What’s your favourite language during the season?
The Paznaun dialect

Where do you find a moment of peace?
With our horses, in the mountains and with my family

The most important winter accessory?
A winter hat

What’s the best time of the day?
Six o’clock in the morning

What’s most important change over the last decade?
The birth of Aurelia in 2015