large edition | 05
special edition | 01
small edition | 20

Jan Jacob Slauerhoff
Leeuwarden Lonkt

Leeuwarden, Voorstreek 26, in front of the parental home
Late summer 1919


Slau and Simon Vestdijk visit Leeuwarden. They knew each other laterally from the HBS and study medicine in Amsterdam, while the admiration for each other’s writing and poetry connects them.

The series Leeuwarden Lonkt
Maartje Roos has captured fragments from the lives of famous Leeuwarders in a contemporary manner. Recognizable locations and elements of the current city have been used to go back in time. The Stadhouderlijk Hof, for example, can be seen in its old form by using modern photo techniques and the still-present parts of buildings in the city.

In total, so far, 33 extras have posed in historical costumes. Three dogs, three horses, a cat and birds have appeared before the lens. Special ballet clothing had to be made. And it has been quite a quest to get the right ballet hall, pram, grand piano, mirror and car from that time. Even the actual household effects of Troelstra were unpacked from the Tresoar store in Winschoten for the first time after fifteen years.