Romke Hoogwaerts: Vreugdevuur Scheveningen
For the last two years, Romke Hoogwaerts has been developing the photobook and film of a story that takes place on the beaches of the The Hague, Holland, where every New Year’s Eve, two neighborhoods build rivaling bonfires.
After the Second World War, The Hague was a city of skirmishes every year over collections of discarded Christmas trees to burn on the night of the year's passing; often, the violence on the streets leading up to every New Year's Eve would get out of hand. With the blessing of the local authorities, the violence slowly evolved into a battle between Scheveningen and Duindorp, two coastal neighborhoods separated by a harbor, to see who could build the biggest bonfire.
Title: Vreugdevuur Scheveningen
Publisher: Gnomic Book, 2018
Author: Romke Hoogwaerts
Photographer: Romke Hoogwaerts
Graphic Design: -
Size: 25.5 x 21 cm, 160 pages
Edition: 500 copies