Photography has accompanied Fabian Boreck since childhood and is an important balance to his profession as a cellist in his free time.
He publishes his photographs under the artist's name Fabian Maximilian.
With a Certo Super Dollina II (ca. 1950s), he learned the basic photographic skills and techniques as well as the feeling for image composition. Nature and landscape always played a special role.
Since 2012, he mainly photographs the landscapes of Germany as well as animals and architecture from time to time.
Working with the Super Dollina II, which is now about 70 years old and still in use, has had a significant influence on the way he works with digital photography today: His aim is always to take a maximum of one to two shots of each motif on location, through careful and considered procedures. These are then finished at home with as little digital processing as possible.
By consciously reducing the amount of work on location as well as in post-processing, he wants to retain the sense of photography as a craft consisting of knowledge, experience and skill, despite the countless digital possibilities.
The technology used is the Olympus OM–D E–M5 Mark III with high–speed focal lengths from 15 to 600 mm (equiv. 35mm format); plus high-quality optical filters from Formatt–Hitech and B+W Schneider–Kreuznach. In addition, he uses the aforementioned Certo Super Dollina II (Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 50/2.8) and a Certo Six (6x6 medium format from the 1950s with Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 80/2.8) with Kodak Ektar 100 and Fuji Provia 100.