Made by MENDOAbout the books
Who will recognize a great book better than a bookstore? A bookstore run by graphic designers. Here’s why: at MENDO we get market feedback seven days a week, we are blessed to be surrounded by a bunch of talented, inspiring people – photographers, writers and publishers – and after being a bookstore for more than 15 years, we can easily say we know what book aficionados are looking for. Don’t you agree that initiating, creating and realizing jaw-dropping books now, only comes natural?
A MENDO publication is a well-designed book with visually stunning creative content, browsed by people to be amazed and inspired. The subject-matter is one of our pre-defined curated categories, fashion, photography, interior, sport, lifestyle, food and traveling. In general, a MENDO book is a piece of furniture in itself.
A worldview of one person
All of the pictures were shot as fashion photographs, for EXIT, Purple and Dazed in the late nineties and early 2000s and yet fashion is far from the the first thought when looking at the book. Sylvia was just 11 years old when Angela first met her.
The book documents Sylvia up unto the age of 18. The result is photo-documentary. A worldview of one person.
In parallel to her work as a photographer, Angela is the A of IDEA — co-founder of the company. The book has an introduction written by her friend, and IDEA published photographer, Nadia Lee Cohen. Nadia writes quite brilliantly about the book.
Sylvia herself has a magical quality; in appearance and in action.You will see how delicately Angela Hill moves between fashion and documentary photography. These three images were shot at Sylvia’s childhood home. The still life is of her bedroom. The light and the colour palette are Sylvia’s own. This is how and where she grew up. The book charts Sylvia from child to young woman.