Cramped into a van with other tourists, arriving in this bustling city known as Hanoi. Sweat is dripping from my back as I am bathing in sweat, not used to the heath. Meanwhile I stare out of the small windows. I can hardly see the old yellow houses due to the amount of trees and dangerous looking electricity cables. Our van professionally avoids all the scooters on the road. And there are many. While ignoring the red stop lights.
The van stops and me and my backpack are pushed out. I have no clue where I am. The streets are so crowded! And everybody is honking. Thus I panic a little. In the distance a lady slowly walks up the road. She walks next to her bicycle with sooo much groceries on there. Her slow pace and burst of colours calm me down. When she gets closer I see that she is actually selling the items on her bike. This reminds me of my mum. Because sometimes, I had to do groceries for our family and I always complained to her that I had to do them on my bike. I hear 14-year old myself complain: “No person can carry so much stuff on a bike, mum!” I smile because today I learned they can. And how! In short: this is where the seed was planted!
The Merchants in Motion images
As you may know Merchants in Motion appeared in book-form, but there are also prints available. I work with specialised printing agency who deal with special editions prints. RE-art handles printing and shipping. If you like RE-art also frames the images. More information about my products is up on the product-page!
Each image is printed not more than 100 times (excluding some kickstart-backers). Some of them only 10 or 15 times. I sign and number each print. They also receive an authenticity stamp. It also comes with a guaranty. And little gloves haha, just to make sure the print to protect as much as can be! Also just because it’s cute!
Note: not all images are up on the RE-art website yet. Download this pdf with all the available Merchants in Motion prints.
“A novel point of view which is colourful and picturesque. A really positive buzz caught real people in the moment of their day-to-day hard working life which to our eye looks like a postcard from a far-away places. I also purchased three large prints from the author which are now on my wall.”Review by Xenia Amazon