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Steenokkerzeel, BELGIUM

 

It doesn't happen too often here in Belgium that we get a nice layer of snow that pretty much covers everything. And when it happens it usually doesn't take more than a few days before it's gone. So I did absolutely wanted to do a shoot in the snow. I had this image in my head of a guy in a suit in the snowy fields. (Don't ask me why, that's just the way my chaotic brain works.) My friend David offered to pose so we went for a quick improvised 20 minute shoot in the fields behind my house.

 

As you probably know if you follow my stream, I'm completely in love with my 34yo Hasselblad 500CM camera, so that became my weapon of choice for this shoot. Shot with the 80mm lens somewhere around f11 - f16 on Kodak Tri-X 400. This scene was backlit by the sun, the snow reflects enough light to light David's face. Scanned with the Epson V700.

 

I got more pictures of this series (shot 3 rolls of 120 film) and I will probably post a couple more, but I'm pretty sure this is the best one of the shoot. I haven't seen "Reservoir Dogs" in years but somehow this picture reminds me of that film.

 

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Taken on December 22, 2009