Willem Poelstra exhibits in Bastion Oranje with the series ‘Harrie Wildeman, 50 years but lived a hundred’.
Documentary photographer Willem Poelstra (1956-2018) met Wileman in the Roxy. When Poelstra ordered the beers for himself and for a friend, Wildeman took them and walked away. They both could laugh about it.
When they met again in 2010, this was a bit of a shock. The former club icon lived lonely in a care home. His body was worn out, he suffered from HIV. Once in a while Wildeman took a drag from a joint or a zip of cola.