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How did this rivalry come about?

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 blessings of 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.
Romke Hoogwaerts' family is from Scheveningen, and he decided to make their bonfire story the subject of his first major photographic study. After two years of documentation, research, interviews and writing, his book and film are finally nearing completion. Read more about the story and photographs
Published by Gnomic Book, this 164 page book takes inspiration from photo essay books from the sixties but with a contemporary take. It is a soft cover book with 90 duotone plates. This will be Gnomic's 5th project, scheduled for release in September 2018.

The book includes two essays. The first is about the history of the Kerstbomenjacht ("Christmastreehunt"), accompanied by archival photographs dating back to the very beginning of the New Year's madness. Romke Hoogwaerts dug through city archives to find the finest photographs on the matter and even spent a week with Jos van Leeuwen, a legendary local press photographer with a story so fantastic (and archives so replete) that Romke has been developing an additional documentary to cover it.
The second essay in the book describes his initial experiences with the bonfires in detail and is complemented with a selection of outtakes from the book, as well as captions for the photos in the main sequence. Both of the essays are presented in English and Dutch. Read a little more

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 this 164 page book takes inspiration from photo essay books from the sixties but with a contemporary take 
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 The second essay in the book describes his initial experiences with the bonfires in detail 
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 The first is about the history of the Kerstbomenjacht ("Christmastreehunt"), accompanied by archival photographs dating back to the very beginning of the New Year's madness.  
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sfamily is from Scheveningen, and he decided to make their bonfire story the subject of his first major photographic study. After two years of documentation, research, interviews and writing, his book and film are finally nearing completion. Read more about the story and photographs 

How did this rivalry come about?

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 blessings of 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.
Romke Hoogwaerts' family is from Scheveningen, and he decided to make their bonfire story the subject of his first major photographic study. After two years of documentation, research, interviews and writing, his book and film are finally nearing completion. Read more about the story and photographs
Published by Gnomic Book, this 164 page book takes inspiration from photo essay books from the sixties but with a contemporary take. It is a soft cover book with 90 duotone plates. This will be Gnomic's 5th project, scheduled for release in September 2018.

The book includes two essays. The first is about the history of the Kerstbomenjacht ("Christmastreehunt"), accompanied by archival photographs dating back to the very beginning of the New Year's madness. Romke Hoogwaerts dug through city archives to find the finest photographs on the matter and even spent a week with Jos van Leeuwen, a legendary local press photographer with a story so fantastic (and archives so replete) that Romke has been developing an additional documentary to cover it.
The second essay in the book describes his initial experiences with the bonfires in detail and is complemented with a selection of outtakes from the book, as well as captions for the photos in the main sequence. Both of the essays are presented in English and Dutch. Read a little more

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 this 164 page book takes inspiration from photo essay books from the sixties but with a contemporary take 
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 The second essay in the book describes his initial experiences with the bonfires in detail 
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 The first is about the history of the Kerstbomenjacht ("Christmastreehunt"), accompanied by archival photographs dating back to the very beginning of the New Year's madness.  
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sfamily is from Scheveningen, and he decided to make their bonfire story the subject of his first major photographic study. After two years of documentation, research, interviews and writing, his book and film are finally nearing completion. Read more about the story and photographs