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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.
Van Empel reveals an ability to capture the delicacy of the world through his works: editing and composing, from patiently collected and selected photographs he took himself. Ruud van Empel plays with our perception of reality and timeless, showing realistic but undoubtedly utopian portraits and landscapes.
With nearly 400 images that include photo sketches, enigmatic portraits, and lush nature, the volume leads us through 25 years of photo works. The publications reveals the complexity of Ruud van Empel's work and the context in which each of the series was created.