My name is Rasmus Kaessmann, I was born in 1979, and I’m one of those photographers who have turned their hobby into their profession.
After many years in Berlin I recently moved back to the Bavarian mountains with my wife and two kids. It’s where I grew up and where I started taking pictures of friends while rock-climbing and snowboarding.
The springboard into my profession was doing four years of freelance photo assisting. My work has vastly expanded from pure sport photography. You can see this from my list of clients which includes brands like Audi, Sony, Stihl, Opel, Vattenfall, Reebok, Red Bull, Uniroyal, Rütli-Wear - a social project fashion-label from Berlin - Neukölln, and many more. Lately, I received a bronze award at the CCA Awards with an image of the rowing Red Bull athletes, the Sieber brothers.
I also work for different magazines like the ADAC travel magazine, Playboy, Men's Health, Women’s Health and Stern magazine amongst others.