A snowy Easter on the Darss documented on black and white film

Recently I had some time to dive back into my library of shots. In particular, I was looking at images depicting snowy scenes for inspiration as it’s going to be winter soon.

As soon as I realised that there’s going to be quite a bit of snow, I opted to shoot black and white film for most pictures. I still had Kodak TMAX400 and TMAX100 in stock which I shot at stock speeds and pushed to ISO1600.

The “Weststrand” on the Darss. Translates to western beach. Shot on TMAX400.

I often spend the Easter holiday with my family on the Darss, a peninsula in the Baltic Sea in eastern Germany. Usually there is no snow whatsoever at Easter, but 2013 was decidedly different.

Hide and seek with easter eggs in the snow. Shot on TMAX400 at 1600.

What makes the Darss special is its great diversity in landscapes. First, there is the “Weststrand”, which translates to western beach. The Weststrand is rough and windy with sometimes large waves, swell.

The “Weststrand” on the Darss. Translates to western beach. The wind shapes the trees. Shot on TMAX400.

Every year, the sea robs parts of the beach and it continuously shrinks.

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Random Tokyo – Akabane

Hello! It’s time for a blog post again 🙂 I though a lot about what to write about, while scrolling through my Lightroom libraries. Trying to find a pattern in ones images to create a coherent set of pictures is no easy task and I am not good at it.. In the upcoming months there will be posts about my workflow handling film, scanning film and so on.

However, seeing as Daniel just moved to Tokyo to complete an internship, I looked through my film pictures of Japan, where I started off with film photography!

I took most of the following during a walk around the Akabane area of Tokyo. I was 19 at that time, and, looking back now everything seemed incredibly novel at that time. I can still remember how I basically had to take pictures of a lot of things, just because they seemed to be so different from what I was used to seeing in Germany.

Akabane Heart
Rolleiflex SL35 E, Kodak TriX@400

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Tri-X Trees

Hello World again? It’s been some time, but here is finally Blog post #2!

I like Tri-X at 1600! And what works better with my contrasty friend than trees in winter? So here is some cool down for you during the hot summer times.

Aoiike (青い池), the blue pond near Shirogane Onsen in Biei, Hokkaido, Japan. You probably know the place from the famous Mac wallpaper. While we were there it was decidedly colder and the usually blue water was frozen and covered with fresh snow.

Aoiike, the Blue Pond
Aoiike, the Blue Pond – Kodak Tri-X@1600 – Canon Sureshot Max – Pakon F135+

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