The Wizard of Light
|Mt. Rainier, Myrtle Falls © Mark Rasmussen
Photobiography of Mark Rasmussen
Mark F. Rasmussen, dynamic outdoor photographer and connoisseur of light, has always held a fascination for and had an intuitive connection to light, with all of its many variations. Since 1991, Mark´s quest for elusive images has motivated his travels to National Parks and other wild places. He has embarked upon journeys to wherever nature's beauty can be found. His vast experiences have ranged from the wind swept prairies of Illinois, to the rugged shores of Newfoundland, to wilderness high above the Arctic Circle in Alaska, to the primeval forests and coasts of Washington, to the volatile volcanoes of Hawaii, to the stark beauty of California's deserts, to the glorious red rock canyons of Utah, to Florida's living everglades, and nearly everywhere in between. While traversing the continent, searching for magical natural light in wild places, Mark has developed his own extensive theories on light and its interaction with the weather. Fine-tuning his hypotheses to the point of being able to predict the light based upon the weather, and even a step beyond, to being able to predict the weather from the light. The undeniable key to being able to capture magical natural light in his elusive images is the application of his theories and field experience, which enable him to anticipate, rather than react to, the ever-changing light.
In more recent years, Mark has aggressively shared his experiences in, theories about, enthusiasm for, and knowledge of photography with other motivated photographers through a vigorous teaching schedule. Being his way of giving back to Photography, he openly shares his photographic knowledge and experiences freely with others.
In 2002, Mark created "LightChase Photography" which operates photographic tours to numerous locations within the United States and Canada. Photographic tours have proved to be the perfect medium for Mark to share his enthusiasm for wild places and photographic knowledge with others. The primary goal of Mark's imagery is to create an emotional response in the viewer by combining dramatic, magical natural light and beautiful landscapes into images that portray the wondrous grandeur that is available for those who strive to have the experience.
He seeks to heighten his audiences' awareness of the tremendous beauty available to their senses while highlighting the fragility of our wonderful planet. Mark currently resides in Galesburg, IL in his dream Victorian Mansion.
Fabulous Inspiration Point © Mark Rasmussen
Seal Rock Sand Ripples © Mark Rasmussen
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663 North Prairie Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
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Arizona Saguaro Sunset Reflection © Mark Rasmussen
Skyline Arch © Mark Rasmussen
Glenn Highway Rainbow © Mark Rasmussen