Hannes Mautner


Hannes Mautner

What´s your age?


Where were you born and what has influenced you most there?

I was born in Graz but grew up in Gleisdorf, a small town in the southeast of Austria. I think I was influenced by the fact that I grew up on a farm surrounded by woods and fruit plantations.

Where do you currently live and what led you there?

In the meantime I lived in Schladming, but I have returned to Gleisdorf and have set up my own office/photo studio here. But I am still travelling many weeks a year because of photography.

What is your biggest passion and what pushes you there?

Skating and photography. Looking back, my whole life has been based on skateboarding - photography/work, friends, attitude towards life, etc. Everything can be tracked back to it somehow.

When taking pictures I am driven by the urge to "get better", I am never 100% satisfied with a photo, because I always think "ah, I could have done that differently/better". But that's just as well, otherwise you would stop at some point and not develop further.

What do you enjoy doing with your free time when you are not pursuing your biggest passion?

In the winter I spend a lot of time in the mountains to go snowboarding and in the summer either at a lake or by the sea with a beer in my hand ??.

Since when do you skate/ photograph and what inspired you to do so?

I have been skating since I was 12 years old and I started taking pictures around 2012. I was interested in photography when I was a child but when I started skating I got carried away. From then on there was only the board for me. But also through skating I finally came back to photography.

What is your favourite trick / favourite motive and why?

Phew, hard to say. 360 Flip is certainly one of my favorites. And skateboarder will probably always be my favorite motive in front of the lens.

What is your favorite spot and what makes it special?

Stalin Plaza in Prague. It has everything from stairs to ledges to Manny Pads. You have a top view over the city and the floor is just perfect.

Are you goofy or regular?


Which other sponsors do you have?

I am supported by Emerica, Magenta Skateboards, Andale Bearings and Blue Tomato