Photographers that love SBK®: Jairo Diaz

Wednesday, 25 July 2018 09:00 GMT

Regular WorldSBK photographers offer a special photo from their archive

The photographer: Jairo Diaz

Jairo Díaz considers himself, and is, an action photographer. Making his passion his professional career, he has been drawn towards the sports side of the profession since he began taking action shots. Jairo has captured images of: MotoGP, FIM CEV (for four years), Skateboarding, BMX and Mountain biking. But he has also worked with water sports such as surfing, bodyboarding or Kite surfing in all its modalities, around the best spots in the world.

Since 2015, his photos have been centered around the MOTUL FIM Superbike Championship, as he became – and still is - the official photographer of the organization.

The photo: Bike with fog and church in the background

"I have many significant photos from the Championship, and also some that we could qualify as more artistic, and the one I have selected is one of them. We don’t have a lot of time to take and plan these type of photos because we are always very busy, but the one that I like is one that I took of Chaz Davies at the circuit of Aragon, in 2016. It is not very spectacular but it is special for me, especially because of the lighting. I remember it was a Sunday during the warm up. It is a photo taken from behind, with the first light of the morning, a very beautiful side light. There was a bit of fog and it was cold. It is made from the wall, and has that special light that there is when the day rises, with the fog, the church and the city of Alcañiz in the background.”