"Inspirations" folder #2
I recently stumbled across the powerful works of this 39 year old Dutch photographer and feel like it somehow compliments my previous post.
Having note worthy oeuvres both in the fashion and museum/gallery spheres with clients like Miu Miu and Louis Vuitton, and editorial offerings in publications such as Another Magazine, I-D, Purple, Fantastik Man, Wallpaper, and french Vogue (to name a few), this work (again) is of the type which reaches out beyond the niche demographic in its immediate circumference. A quality I enjoy very much in the creative world.
Sassen spent her early years living in Kenya with her Father and struggled to find a place for herself when her family moved back to Amsterdam. This is why a great deal of her photography is focused in Africa, in an interview she expressed that ‘coming back to Africa always fills me with joy and melancholy. it feels like coming home, but at the same time I will never fully be part of it too.
This womans approach to photography is half documentary (taking impulsive snap-shots of things she finds beautiful) and half are constructed, working closely with her team and the subject of the photograph assembling the image allowing the subjects to realize the images through their natural actions, ideas and body poses.
She's also shot for Danish menswear label 'Our Legacy', which we will be stocking at our physical shop Héritage as of Spring 2012.