Contributor Spotlight – Elizabeth Kellerer

We are hugely grateful to the contributors that help us make each edition of the magazine. Without their imagination and generosity LtW wouldn’t exist. Our thanks go out to the writers, but also to the illustrators who create the beautiful images that accompany our stories.

We recently spoke to Elizabeth Kellerer, a photographer, runner and mountain lover, whose work was featured in issue #3 of the magazine. She told us the story behind her piece and gave us an insight into what fuels her to run.

LTW: Why do you run?
EK: The question is: Why not?

LTW: What’s special about your work?
EK: I always tried to find a way to combine my two biggest passions, running (or sports in general) and photography. It’s not always easy, but with my #fromwherelizkeruns series and my Instagram account I found a way to live both passions at the same time.

LTW: Tell us about your work that we published in Like the Wind.
EK: I started my #fromwherelizkeruns project a few years ago with a single picture of my running shoes and some spring flowers. I didn’t plan to do a project, it more or less just happened. I wanted to capture the places where my runs lead me to but taking selfies on the run is not that easy (unless you want to carry a tripod), so I ended up photographing my running shoes. Every picture tells its own story, you won’t find the exact picture twice even though some locations are the same and through the pictures you can see the seasons change and feel what it’s like to be running no matter the weather.

LTW: What is your favourite running moment (either yours or historical)?
EK: Oh, that’s a tough question… I have so many great running moments everyday. It could be a run in the morning sun, lacing my shoes for a run in fresh deep snow, feeling badass when running in a thunderstorm, a short trail to the top of a mountain, a free downhill… the list goes on.

LTW: Do you have a favourite running quote?
EK: Not directly running related, but I remember these words whenever a training session gets really hard: “Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.” (Hunter S. Thompson)

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