Photography by Raemond
Have you ever paused for a moment to truly connect with another human being?
If so, you may have discovered how vulnerable and exposed you can feel when you let yourself be seen. There’s an electricity or surge of sensation that occurs when your guard drops and you find yourself present, wide open, honest and revealed with someone else. Whether from across the room or during an intimate conversation, these moments of connection can be precious and rare.
As rare as these moments are in life, they are even more rare in photography. To capture them with a camera can be like trying to grab a flash of lightning. As bright and unmistakable as they are, they sometimes only last for a fraction of a second. For a photographer to reveal such a moment not just once or twice, but again and again, is a remarkable accomplishment.
When we first saw these amazing images by Raemond we were blown away by the unmistakable feeling of presence and connection they reveal. It can be almost shocking to look at a photographic image and feel that rare surge of connection that you experience when connected with another person.
Raemond has a gift for capturing that special lightning flash of connection. As a result, his images portray a naked honesty that is both startling and engaging.
It’s common for a model to reveal the features of a face or the surface of a body. But to reveal their humanity in an exquisite moment of truth is a gift to themselves, the artist and the audience. These images show what’s possible when the photographer pays close attention to the moment, and the model allows themselves to be seen.
Having explored digital techniques for years, Raemond now enjoys working with a Hasselblad 503cw camera and limiting himself to using only available light. He has an unhurried style and keeps his shoots as simple as possible, so he can focus on his interactions with a model.