Rick Hekman



For this little photo book I got inspired by my visit to Dordrecht,
a small town in The Netherlands.
Growing up in Rotterdam, and now living in The Hague my visit to Dordrecht amazed me.
In big cities most of the people in the streets can be self centered, in a hurry or grumpy and you can feel anonymous sometimes. But when I visited Dordrecht almost everybody in the streets greeted me. This inspired me to make this photo book.
The purpose of this photo book is to give it to someone, like a greeting. To make that person a little more cheerful.
The mirror page at the end (look close enough to only see your mouth) is for your self-reflection; do I smile enough?

For a preview GIF, please click here

© 2013 Rick Hekman
Photography, concept & design: Rick Hekman.
Handmade photobook.
Inktjet printed.
Cover, 160 gr Natural
Inside, 90 gr Natural
Size: 5,3 x 3,6 cm (2,08 x 1,42 inch)
Pages: 16
Hand sewn with linen bookbinders thread
Unlimited edition

Price: € 10,- a piece without shipping.

If you want me to make a book for you, please go to the order form here.

How I make my Smile! photo books