Raimond is a practicing Photo-Media artist specializing in digital technologies and 19th-century photographic practices. Raimond’s work is constructed from media that is deemed “freely re-usable,” which means it’s in the public domain (e.g. through CC0). The photographic prints he creates are from numerous online collections and image databases and hinge on moving elements out of their trusted environments and inserting them into new contexts. The prints he creates are ‘counterfactual’ which means the works do not want to convince the viewer that the images are not manipulated or presenting some secret history or hidden aspect of an historical image.
Raimond’s images are based on the assumption that the viewer knows the premise to be false, and he is not trying to convince the viewer otherwise. Rather he wants the viewer to consider the probable, plausible, or possible consequences of an admittedly fabricated image. The works Raimond creates can be described as Surreal, timeless and sometimes humorous. Raimond taught photography for over 15 years at Charles Sturt University in Albury and at Southern Cross University Lismore, and has been producing and exhibiting works of art for the last twenty years. His works can be found in public and private collections in Australia, Europe and the US.