Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sketches. Polaroids of Africa (2002-2010).

Sketches. Polaroids of Africa (2002-2010). Photographs by Viviane Sassen. Kominek Gallery, 2010. 36 pp., colour illustrations throughout, 6¼x8". Images from photo-eye.

The book 'Sketches. Polaroids of Africa (2002-2010)' is made up of polaroids taken in Africa between 2002 and 2010.

Photographer Viviane Sassens "normally using the polaroids as sketches and tryouts before taking the final picture" [...] but in this book it seems like "the polaroids start to live their own life, capturing the raw energy of a spontaneously staged street scene, building together a new photobook that becomes a piece of its own".

The book is designed by Dutch designer Sybren Kuiper and reproduces piles of polaroids on white pages. The book is stitched together with black thread and the cover is cardboard, which has been stamped.

To view every page of the book have a look at this video.

Both quotes from here.

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