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.
His portraits are captivatingly simple and artistically ambiguous at the same time
The focus of his work is photographs of people. With great empathy and interest in the person opposite, he succeeds in creating expressive portraits and achieves an intuitive poignancy in his motifs with simple means and natural light. His portraits are captivatingly simple and artistically ambiguous at the same time. The motifs obtain tremendous power specifically as a result of their reduction. The photo book brings together 164 photographs he took on his travels through India.
On his travels through Europe, Africa, Cuba, India, Nepal, and Mexico, the photographer created intensive photo series that are sustained in particular by his emphatic visual vocabulary.
In the past years, Mario Marino’s works have been exhibited nationally and internationally in numerous galleries and museums, including in Amsterdam, Basel, Beijing, Berlin, Bristol, Brussels, Dubai, Edinburgh, Essen, Geneva, Cologne, Miami, and Munich. Mario Marino’s and his photographs have also been written about in a wide range of national and international publications: among them, Artnet, the British Journal of Photography, Daily Photo News, the Evening Standard, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Profi Foto, Photo Zoom Magazine, The Independent, Die Welt, and Vogue.