This latest book by Viviane Sassen, one of the world’s most acclaimed photographers, explores the concept of shadow in a series of stunning images. Based on an award-winning exhibition, Viviane Sassen’s new book focuses on a common theme in her photographs: shadow. In this book she leads us through a series of thought-provoking\ntakes on the concept–shadow as metaphor for anxiety and\ndesire; as a symbol of both memory and hope for the future;\nand as an evocation of imagination and illusion. Sassen’s\nwork is renowned for its deft interplay between realism and\nabstraction. Here that characteristic emerges in the dramatic\nuse of light, shadow and color, as well as the adroit cropping\nof images and interventions on the prints. This lovely book\nbrilliantly accentuates Sassen’s contrasting color schemes to\nreinforce the idea of shadow creating an enthralling tactile and\nvisual experience.