Ever since she can remember, photographer Judith Minks has been fascinated by freckles. She has also always sought order. Two contradicting themes in her life and who knows, perhaps the random plotting of freckles triggered her need for order.
Her fascination for freckles led to the start of a project in 2017 where she portrayed people with freckles from all parts of the Netherlands using the “beautiful northern light” and a simple studio set-up. Freckled volunteers were photographed in one of her two homes in Harlingen and Vlieland. Princess Alexia did not respond to her invitation to join the project, but with those beautiful freckles, she would have fit in perfectly!
Finally, now that the project is completed, more than 150 people have been portrayed. Beauty spots, brown sugar, tips of steel nerves … just to name a few. Freckles is a selection of 64 of the resulting portraits of those who are “blessed” with freckles.
Sybren Kuiper, the book designer likens the images to starry skies on cloudless nights, and following this line of thought he and Judith designed and edited this unique book. With the assistance of lithographer Sebastiaan Hanekroot, bookbinder Wytze Fopma, printer Jos Morree, and writer Gitte Brugman, a wonderful and brilliant project has been realized.
Do you have freckles? Do you share Judith’s fascination for them? Fill in the form below and press “submit” to have your copy(s) of this beautiful book sent to you.
Pricing: € 189 incl. VAT and excl. shipping costs outside the Netherlands.
With special thanks to all my models.
Orders made before September 16, 2019 will include a handwritten note from the artist, and be waiting for you to collect at the book presentation on September 16th to which you are cordially invited (see payment request for location and time).
After submitting the completed form you will receive a payment request. Once payment is received, we will carefully pack the book and ship it using PostNL services. Pre-ordered, signed books that cannot be personally collected on the 16th will be shipped using PostNL services.