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.
An exploration of Davide Sorrenti’s personal polaroid collection
There are 125 Polaroids in the book. Davide’s mother Francesca spent much of her New York lockdown looking for these pictures. Scanning them. Tagging them and curating them.
‘These pictures show the love he had for friends, family and the world that surrounded him.’
Before his tragic death at the age of 20, Davide Sorrenti spent four years in a whirlwind of intense creativity. The Naples-born, New York-raised photographer was a pioneering force in the 90s fashion scene, injecting it with a gritty authenticity the likes of which had never been seen before. To many, he was considered to be the driving force behind the era’s “heroin chic” aesthetic: his subjects would often be slight, strung-out models and vagabonds shot on the streets, or in the rundown apartments, of New York.
While locked down this year, Davide’s mother was looking at his Polaroids and reminiscing about a lifetime gone. She realized that a collection of these moments should be the next book. The second book to uncover the archive of this young man who produced all these Polaroids, photographs – and the diaries and fashion work – in such a short period of time.