The Hague’s mullet hairstyle is a nationally well-known and often imitated phenomenon, colloquially known as the ‘Haagse mat’. Driven by a common fascination and respect for this hairstyle, photographers Daniel Heikens (Delft, 1980) and Rein Langeveld (Den Haag, 1979) portrayed those who proudly wear it over a span of eight years. Joined by designer Joost Nijhuis (Den Haag, 1980), whose own interest in cultural phenomena and trends was a seamless addition to the project, the concept of the Mullet Atlas was born: an actual atlas showing the reader geographical facts and statistics taken from interviews with the mullet-wearing men portrayed, while also offering a chance to get to know each of them individually as the people behind the hairstyle. The result is a body of work documenting a unique Dutch subculture, which will be published in hardback by renowned photography book publisher Lecturis, and shown at The Hague’s Museum of Photography in May of 2021.
Very soon The Mullet Atlas will be for sale here. Please send me an e-mail if you want to reserve your copy already.