Aart Staartjes

Volkskrant Magazine asked me to portray one of my childhood heroes ‘Meneer Aart’ in his monumental house in Friesland. In the series I tried to capture both Aart Staartjes himself as well as his character Meneer Aart.

Aart Staartjes (born 1 March 1938) is a Dutch actor, director, and television presenter. He is well known for his role Meneer (mister) Aart on Sesamstraat, the Dutch adaptation of Sesame Street. Meneer Aart is a rather grumpy elderly man who always has something to complain about. This character was added because critics felt Sesamstraat was too idyllic and needed something to counteract this.

CLIENT
Volkskrant Magazine

PHOTOGRAPHY
Anne Claire de Breij

MUAH
Emmy Klomp


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