Skateboard Photographer Nicolas Buechi

Nicolas Buechi

Nicolas Buechi lives and breathes skateboarding, either on the board, running his wheel business September Wheels or behind the lens capturing skateboarding moments. He has delivered a bunch of great photos for his United Skateboard Photography Project member page so I’ll just be quiet and let you all enjoy the view. Great to have you here Nicolas!

Where are you currently located / living?

Mostly in Zurich, Switzerland.

Age / how long have you been involved with photography?

I’m 31 now, shooting since I’m 17.

Skater: Adi

What type of cameras do you shoot with?

5d Mark II, Minolta SRT 101, some Chinese 6×6 knockoff, Holgaroid…

Favourite photography accessory other than your camera?

Light meter maybe? My photo backpack mostly I think.

If you had to choose one lens which one would it be and why?

Around 28mm I think. Gives you a great angle.

Lukas Halter
Skater: Lukas Halter

What makes a skate photograph original and unique: basically what is your idea of a good photo?

A good connection to the skater. If I don’t like the person, I will never like the photo. I think it is visible in a picture how the relation between the photographer and the skater is.

Name the first photographer that comes to your mind and why?

Spiess, Etienne, Sergej. They took awesome photos of me skating, that makes them special.

What do you feel is the most challenging thing about skateboard photography?

Combining landscape, art, architecture and rad action.

Robin Fischer
Skater: Robin Fischer

References you have (past and present photogrpahy work) and/or your relation to skateboarding

Most shit on and

Contact information

Contact me at

Alex Treter
Skater: Alex Treter

Chrigel Strupler
Skater: Chrigel Strupler

Christoph Spiess
Skater: Christoph Spiess

Ivo Weibel
Skater: Ivo Weibel

Ivo Weibel
Skater: Ivo Weibel

Julian Furones
Skater: Julian Furones

Mirco Bitterli
Skater: Mirco Bitterli

Mirco Bitterli
Skater: Mirco Bitterli

Moritz Greber
Skater: Moritz Greber


Skater: Reto

Skater: Reto

Stefan Keller
Skater: Stefan Keller

Stefan Keller
Skater: Stefan Keller

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Tired gang

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