Tamara Berghmans: The Making of a Photobook: Sanne Sannes’ Maquette for Diary of an Erotomaniac
Rijksmuseum Studies in Photography, vol 6.
The photographer Sanne Sannes was killed in a car accident in 1967 when he was only thirty years old. In the years following his photographs were exhibited from time to time, a monograph was published and a modest body of work found its way into Dutch public collections. This study focuses on the maquette for Dagboek van een erotomaan, which was not published due to his untimely death. Tamara Berghmans not only reconstructs the way Sannes shaped it over the years but also examines Sannes’ imagery and the international setting for nude photography in the Sixties. Although Sannes was not the only one to adapt female eroticism as his main theme, he proved to be a highly original photographer.