Sanne Sannes (NL, 1937 - 1967)
Sanne Sannes remains one of the most captivating photographers of the 1960’s, having produced an outstanding body of work in the mere eight years he worked as a photographer, until his untimely death at the age of 30. Women were his favourite subject and an endless source of inspiration. In a nearly obsessive way, he photographed them during ecstatic sessions, often in the nude, recording their most intimate moments.
This intimacy was emphasized in out of focus and underexposed photos. Sannes wasn’t afraid to experiment with his work; he felt no qualms about using ‘wrong’ methods or techniques while making his images. He received no formal education as a photographer, he was trained as a graphic artist and painter; he was free from the formal and technical restraints that imposed other photographers. In the end, it was the emotion and atmosphere that Sannes wanted to show with his work that was the most important to him.
Sannes’s work is part of many private collections across the world, as well as part of museum collections, which include the Rijkmuseum, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam.