If you spend a reasonable amount of time online, chances are you may have stumbled across the phrase: #SENDNUDES. A staple of millennial lingo, the term is used to request sexually explicit photographs, typically over text messaging and dating apps. Over time, #SENDNUDES has also evolved into a meme, deployed as a common punchline in image and video internet jokes. Today, #SENDNUDES is making another transition-as the title of a carefully curated book of nude photography. In collaboration with Iman Whitfield, MENDO reached out to photographers all over the world and asked them to send their favorite shots of female sensuality and intimacy. The result is a visually stunning photo collection approaching erotic photography from a female point of view, celebrating the diversity of female beauty and body confidence, and teasing the delicate line between that which is revealed and that which remains private. The featured images were sent from all over the world, from such highly skilled erotic photographers as Dennis Swiatkowski, Mason Rose, and Jen Senn-each bringing a distinctive style and approach to female sensuality, intimacy, and elegance.
IMAN WHITFIELD is a creative director and (fashion) film director. She graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy with a video series titled „LoveStories“ that went viral. Since then she has created fashion films for major brands like Scotch & Soda, Nike, Suitsupply, and Lois Jeans. Iman loves to observe people and their characteristics, constantly capturing those around her on film or through photographs.
- A visually stunning book that approaches erotic photography from a female point of view, curated by Iman Whitfield
- Features young and exciting photographers from around the globe
- Celebrates the diversity of female beauty and body confidence in the 21st century
A teNeues | MENDO publication
At the heart of MENDO is the love of pure design. Before establishing the inspirational concept store and go-to flagship bookstore for style-conscious bibliophiles in Amsterdam in 2002, founders Roy Rietstap and Joost Albronda were accomplished graphic designers with an eye for innovation and entrepreneurship. Thus, a brilliant retail concept was created in the form of the MENDO of today. The collaboration of teNeues x MENDO is a synergy on many levels-a premier international publisher of illustrated books on culture combining with trendsetting designers with a great love for beautiful, asthetically-minded books-housed in a one-of-a-kind global bookstore. If you look closely, you will see that the simple, elegant black walls are actually made of precise stacks of books-an idea that is typical Amsterdam! www.mendo.nl
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