Maja vd Broecke, Playboy Magazine 1987
“Voluptuous is beautiful, Van Leeuwen thought, and asked actress Maja van den Broecke to be his model for a series of pin-up shots that would sent tremors through both thick and thin in the Netherlands, a country in the grip of crash diets – the bread diet had just knocked the sherry diet from its first place.
Bold, attractive, lovely, strange, ugly, beautiful: the opinions were so divided that it had to be something special. Photography that stirred something in people.
The images still stir emotions, and create a wonderful sense of shameless freedom.” – Karen van Ede in 40 Years of Dutch Magazine Photography