Vivian Sassen's work is strange and beautiful. Completely original. I don't own any of her books, much to my disapointment, esspecially after seeing the video for Flamboya (scroll half way down the page). I need to rectify this gap in my modest collection...soon.
Earlier this week I stumbled onto Lost In Publications, which provided a good overview of her work and books through quotes, video and a edit of pictures. But, I was really blown away by Sassen's drawings! Its not uncommon, I would imagine, to find photographers drawing out scenarios, but these are just splendid.
I love the photograph, but if I owned both and my house was on fire, I might grab the drawing. I didn't realize these drawings were such an intigral part to her work - both in idea and form. You can see more sketches at her website.
Images © Vivian Sassen
I don't know who is behind this site, but Lost In Publications just went to the top of my reading list. Also see Rob Hornstra, Rinko Kawauchi, and Vanessa Winship.