Chris D. Rasmussen
Love Each Other - Beirut, Lebanon 2008Aluminum
120 x 80 cm
Artist's limited edition size of 8
"Bullet shot love graffiti, fully of irony and sadness. To capture this photograph I had to obtain the permission of the military soldiers parked in their tank 5 metres away – as no photographs were allowed. The soldier stood beside me vigilantly allowing me one photograph, before he dragged me up the street and commanded me to photograph an Arabic slogan, which apparently read “When will peace arrive / when will this stop.”" Chris D. Rasmussen
Printed on aluminum (1m20 x 80 cm).
Regarding the aim to reveal the true scale of this common bravery, photographs have been printed in large-scale size in order to be more telling of the will of those living within epi-centres of conflict. All photographs exhibited are available in large format, and are printed on glass or aluminum, for a truly aesthetic result. All works come with a signed document of authenticity from the hand of the artist.
Having coined the genre, "Ricochet Images", Chris D. Rasmussen attempts to expose the everlasting effects of conflict on living environments, through his photography in over 30 countries. He discusses how we are often able to forget or look beyond the events of world history because we are not proximate to them. Thus, Chris works to expose how these events can be everlastingly visual for the millions of people living within epi-centres of conflict. Simply, the scars of conflict remain well after the event has taken place, and media coverage ends.
Chris D. Rasmussen is an international photographer concentrating, artistically, on conflict landscape. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Chris is now based in Scandinavia, working as a portrait, documentary and interior design photographer. Exhibited in Canada, France and Norway, his recent projects include shooting The Roskilde Music Festival in Denmark for Pitchfork Media (USA), as well as continuous interior design settings published in numerous Scandinavian design magazines. Chris is an eclectic photographer always commited, creative and passionate.