Tim KorbmacherCameraCanon EOS 20DLens50mmISO200F-Stopf 5.6Shutter Speed1/250About the shotI met Stefan for the first time that day. He was visiting Germany with well-known videographer Dominik Wrobel of Woozy BMX to gather material for a new video edit. I spontaneously grabbed my camera equipment and joined them for a few hours during their visit to Düsseldorf. We’d already visited some spots resulting in great material on video and film when I told them of a special place I used to skate at.The setting was perfect by the time we arrived. Stefan entered and had fun. He rode it intensively for a while, so I had the chance to test various techniques. But it took me a while to realize how massive this pipe actually was when looked at from the outside, thinking that this was only a piece of what was destined to become part of an even bigger industrial pipeline system.Thanks to Stefan’s huge motivation I had the chance and luck to take this photo – we were all stoked about it afterwards. That day and this final location was an unforgettable moment, which I tried to capture with this picture. download wallpaperBiographyI was born and raised in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany and now live in Düsseldorf. My story of being a photographer matches those of many 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 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 analogue 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.