Rasmus Kaessmann

Dynamics in Perfection Water polo players, extreme climbers and wind surfers – Rasmus Kaessmann’s productions frequently focus on the drama of sportive competition and the individual’s struggle against the elements. Be it thrilling action photographs or portraits equally characterized by dynamics and motion – the photographer’s work is dominated by wide angle and artificial light, and above all by its extreme proximity to the action. Rasmus Kaessmann leaves nothing to chance. Intricate staging is characteristic of his photos. This applies to the inclusion of the elements, such as water, wind or the rock that is to be climbed, and even more to the motion that is to be caught. Everything is precisely planned as is the interplay of flash light and very fast shutter speed. This technique generates scenes that take on an unnatural appearance and impress by their dynamics.