Fabian Reichenbach hails from a fairly small city called Landau, located in the beautiful southwest of Germany. I can´t really recall when, but all of a sudden seeing photos shot by this guy made me kind of jealous. Even though he never lived in a big city with tons of great and well known skateboarders to shoot, he established some great skill and something important I might be lacking here and there—creativity. Plus, he manages to light up his photos with two flashes only, something I will never be able to understand. Even though he well is pretty picky about how he wants things to turn out, he never seems to be in a rush either whilst shooting. Damn, I sometimes am lacking that as well! Actually, I have to come to the conclusion I am lacking everything which makes Fabian a great photographer and all those features of him will definitely get him somewhere big—if it hasn’t already happened! —Thomas Gentsch
Name: Fabian Reichenbach
Hometown: Small city near the East French border in Germany called Landau.
Camera Gear: Nikon D3s, FM2,Olympus Mju, Fuji x100, Nikkor 10.5 2.8 Fisheye, Nikkor 16mm Fish, Nikkor 50mm 1.4 D, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 AF ED G, Nikkor 85mm 1.8 AF D, a couple of flashes, CF-cards and rolls of film
Favorite subject: Having a camera during a party can be pretty fun!
Favorite trick to shoot: Hard to say, many actually, but I'm always stoked about getting a nice kickflip moment!
Favorite photographer: There are a few out there, but for the skateboarding part I'd say Fred Mortagne influenced me pretty much. And Jelle Keppens is also a photog who's pretty good at what he's doing!
First camera: A couple of other small digital ones for years but the first actual camera was a Nikon D40.
First skate photo shot: First skate photo I just found is a back tail on a curb by Jakob Dohse, 2013 in Karlsruhe. He is centered in the frame, shot with the Nikon D40, straight flashed with the 18-55 Kit-Lens at 18mm. Pretty awful. [laughs].