Based on the exhibition UMBRA, first shown at the Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam, Viviane Sassen's most recent book focuses on a common theme in her photographs: the shadow. In this book she explores shadow as metaphor for anxiety and desire; as a symbol of both memory and hope for the future; and as an evocation of imagination and illusion. Sassen's work is renowned for its interplay of realism and abstraction. Here that characteristic emerges in the dramatic use of light, shadow and colour, as well as the cropping of images and interventions on the prints. This book accentuates Sassen's contrasting colour schemes to reinforce the idea of shadow creating a tactile and visual experience.
Publisher Prestel Verlag
Design and layout Irma Boom Office
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