The Shot

One picture, one moment, one memory captured by photographer Jonas Jungblut


This was shot in the Kirchle Gorge outside of Dornbirn in western Austria. Created by snowmelt, it is now dry, and a hidden gem for those in the know. Its name loosely translates to 'small church' and stems from its shape. The space is used for concerts from time to time making use of the unique acoustics. Within about thirty minutes of being there, we watched the light rays wander across the space while pondering all the creatures that had stayed, rested and inhabited the Kirchle in the past couple thousand years. Stories of cavemen, knights and bears have surely been played out here.

Jonas Jungblut was born and raised in Berlin, Germany and relocated to California to pursue photography at the age of 20. Since then Jonas has traveled the world extensively, survived the 2010 8.8 earthquake in Chile, amongst other random encounters, got stranded on a deserted island, and spat sparks out of his fingers during a lightning storm on a sand dune. His work has been published in magazines and books internationally and he currently resides with his wife and two boys in Santa Barbara, CA. | @jonasjungblut