For decades, locals from Scheveningen and Duindorp have fought to build the bigger New Year’s bonfire. The two coastal neighborhoods are on the outskirts of The Hague, The Netherlands, and are separated by a harbor. These bonfire towers are made of thousands of shipping pallets, stacked day and night between Christmas and New Year’s eve. The bonfires are now the largest in the world. Romke photographed Scheveningen’s bonfire community for its final three bonfires, 2016 to 2019.
V.S. (2019 documentary short) coming soon