By
Cecilia Díaz Betz

It has been a while since skate and photography established a very close relationship, one that has gone through several phases and dilemmas but which has never broken. Over the years, Skate Photography has become a genre in itself, with its peculiarities and distinctions. The person responsible for this is California-based photographer Brian Gaberman, who has spent the last 14 years traveling around the world with his camera producing countless advertising campaigns and editorial pieces.

Gaberman’s photographic work gives us a different perspective on the world of skateboarding and its protagonists

Gaberman’s photographic work gives us a different perspective on the world of skateboarding and its protagonists. Very special images charged with meaning. By merging his experience in artistic photography with skating, Brian Gaberman revolutionized the look of skate magazines forever. His large format, black and white work is also outstanding. Gaberman experiments with analogue techniques to take snapshots with an aura of mysticism and impressive unreality that seem to belong to a very distant past. In the video Through the eyes of Brian Gaberman, the photographer talks about his work, techniques and his day to day.

In 2006, Brian Gaberman became the official photographer of the firm Element, and for the past seven years he has traveled the world shooting some of the biggest names in skating including Bam Margera, Chad Muska or Nyjah Huston, among others. The result of his job for the brand was an interesting book published last year titled A life in transition. This year also with Element he presents a documentary and a photographic exhibition entitled A road to Wolfeboro, chronicling 10 days of travel from New York—Element’s starting point—to Wolfeboro, making an interesting revival of the emblematic brand. A road to Wolfeboro is on show in Barcelona and we recommend you not to miss it. Gaberman will also be present in the opening.