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.
Second edition of Nadia Lee Cohen: HELLO My name is
The photographic portraits and resulting book are the product of many hours spent in wardrobe, make up and prosthetics.
Nadia has produced another perfectly realised, conceptual art photobook
‘Her transformation transforms them; they are all her and she is all of them.’
Each photograph in the book is accompanied by a full page portrait in still-life form; objects and belongs Nadia has acquired to give detail to her characters – like the contents of a purse, desk drawer or glove compartment. Martin Parr and Paul Reubens / Pee-wee Herman also provide short texts for the book.
There are also texts in the book attributed to each of the 33 characters. Snippets of dialogue delivered in character on video by Nadia during the shoots for the book. She spoke them to help herself find and embody the characters. They have been included in the book.