My name is Tim Korbmacher. I was born and raised in Mülheim/Ruhr in Germany and now I live in Düsseldorf. My story of being a photographer matches those of other guys sharing my passion. I’ve been addicted to skate and snowboarding most of my life. Through my job I’ve had the chance to meet and contact many different photographers who have fascinated and inspired me greatly.
Growing older, I had to face the negative aspects of these sports and with my health in mind I decided to become more professional behind the camera. Pushing the trigger doesn’t hurt at all – at least most of the time.
So I started to take photos back in 2008 with a digital SLR and I’m gaining more and more experience with the analog medium format and 35mm cameras. It’s so much fun to go out with friends and all the other guys I meet to see new spots, nice places and then to capture my point of view with the camera. That’s what I like.
In 2012 I became a freelance photographer mainly focused on action sports, as well as many other fields. I‘m working as a senior photographer and editor in chief at the German BMX Rider Magazine and I’m a member of the Staff Pro team at f-stop Gear.