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.
Drawing on an archive of more than 10.000 self-printed photos, Ooggetuige collects the very best of Versteegden’s work.
In the spirit of legends like Ed van der Elsken, Henri Cartier-Bresson and William Klein, Versteegden has taken his Leica cameras all over the world to capture beauty, hardships, sorrow, and happiness on the street in striking black and white photographs that seem to pierce through their subjects as well as trough their viewers.
About Piet Versteegden
Ooggetuige collects some of the best works from Versteegden’s personal archive. Taken over the course of fifty years, the photos take us to various street scenes, impressive forces of nature, and idyllic corners of the world. With a foreword written by MENDO’s Mikel van den Boogaard and a personal epilogue from his daughter, Erna Versteegden.