New to our publication selection is Pikin Slee, a book by renowned fashion photographer, Viviane Sassen.
Known for her unique approach to fashion photography, Viviane Sassen has taken yet another stylistic detour in her latest collection, which focuses on the inhabitants of a remote village on the Upper Suriname River. Sassen's lens captures the natural beauty of the very traditional way of living, where mundane objects can appear extraordinary against the background of nature's overwhelming presence. Largely shot in black and white, the informal photos also explore Sassen's personal connection to the village, which is inhabited by the ancestors of former slaves who escaped Dutch rule.
Sassen recently exhibited a selection of her works from the book at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London and gave a brief run-down on the project, which we thought was worth a share.