Viviane Sassen is a Dutch photographer, born July 5, 1972 in Amsterdam. After a childhood in Kenya, she studied fashion and then photography.
Photo: © Duy Vo
Viviane Sassen is a Dutch fine art and fashion photographer, born July 5, 1972 in Amsterdam. After a childhood in Kenya, she studied fashion and then photography.
Photo: © Duy Vo
She is known for her use of geometric shapes, often abstractions of bodies.
She has worked for famous designers and brands (Adidas, Diesel, Carven, Stella McCartney). She received the Dutch Prix de Rome in 2007, the Applied Photography Award (one of the Infinity Awards) in 2011 and the David Octavius Hill Medal in 2015.
2013 Etan & Me
2012 In & Out of Fashion
2011 Die Son Sien Alles
2009 Sol & Luna
A day in the life of
Presentation by Prestel: "Viviane Sassen is one of today's most innovative photographers and this stunning book looks back at a decade of her work, including new collages and previously unpublished photographs. This mid-career retrospective volume focuses on Viviane Sassen’s fine art photography, revealing a surrealist undercurrent in her work. Sassen...
.Sold out.Publisher's presentation: "In Roxane II Viviane Sassen and her muse Roxane continue writing their shared visual journal. The dynamic gallery of poses and moods touches notes at times sensual, at times tender. Images are equally about the performances in front of and behind the camera: Sassen's presence is perceived through her shadow and made...
.Sold out.Presentation by the publisher: "Viviane Sassen's first photo book in Japan, LEXICON includes the series by the same title which was chosen by Massimiliano Gioni to be part of The Encyclopedic Palace at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013). The thirty-one images, encompassing iconic and more recent ones, wove together the themes recurring in her work:...
We are offering the second edition of this book. The A3 poster is included in each copy.WARNING: Each copy has a small sticker at the bottom of the last page (they are new copies bought back from another bookseller) with the bookstore's name and the original price. 32 pages - Hardcover Libraryman, 2013 (2nd edition) New - Mint condition
.Sold out.144 pages - Hardcover, no DJ Prestel, 2014 New - Mint conditionPikin Slee is a village in Suriname, a former Dutch colony where Viviane Sassen found connections between her personal history and that of the inhabitants: the African continent and the Dutch language, that she was amazed to be able to share in the midst of the South-American...
.Sold out.Publisher's presentation:"UMBRA delves into the world of shadows. A darkness that is seductive and deceptive. A darkness that lies in every human soul, as a still black lake with a surface flat as a mirror that can not be but shattered. UMBRA is, naturally, also the story of light, from its blinding qualities to its brittle brightness. The ever...
.Last copy - Sold out by the publisher!.Publisher's presentation : "ETAN & ME is Viviane Sassen's story of love and loss, of Eros and Thanatos. It’s a story about the exploration of the Self and the Other. Are we ever able to truly know someone, to truly know ourselves? These are the question which come to mind when looking at the latest book of...
.Sold out."Éclatant" ou - en référence au chef-d'oeuvre de Viviane Sassen - "Flamboyant" sont les mots qui viennent à l'esprit en découvrant Parasomnia. Le sens de la couleur, de la lumière est quelque chose de très aigü chez cette artiste travaillant beaucoup dans la mode. Cet ouvrage présente des images rapportées de plusieurs pays d'Afrique de l'Est,...
.Sold out.Viviane Sassen a réalisé cette série entre 2002 et 2004 dans les "townships" d'Afrique du Sud, en photographiant les intérieurs des maisons, des bars et des commerces dont la décoration présente en effet une certaine homogénéité. Des images en lumière souvent très blanche et aux cadrages parfois surprenants, qui donnent - sans y paraître -...
.Sold out.Roxane is an intimate visual diary; Roxane follows Vivane Sassen's instructions with her body and attitudes in a sequence of poses and portraits, over the course of several years. The reader gets to have an insight into the artist's creative process through this long-term relation / connection betwwen the artist and her model, her muse 76 pages...