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Snowy Groningen


I've been quiet for a while - but more on that another time.


As semester one reaches a close, we were greeted by snow here in The Netherlands. Last week temperatures reached as low as -8°C, which I think is potentially the coldest winter I've ever seen. A bit of snow or ice is nothing to the Dutchies though, with public transport running as normal and cyclists barely batting an eyelid at the snowy roads.


Cyclists in Groningen

Last week was also my first time cycling on icy roads and in the snow but I surprisingly managed to survive the week unscathed. Instead, the week made for some beautiful cycles and nature walks around Stadspark. Stadspark is a huge public park surrounded by woodland, as well as offering camping and long winding paths perfect for long walks, cycles or running. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to make some photographs on my new 35mm film camera for my current body of work which is exploring the landscape (blog post pending).


The week also marked my first attempt at processing my own film by hand, allowing me to escape from the cold and stay creative in the darkroom to bring my photos to life. Not perfect, but here are some of the results...




Binnenstad-Zuid Canal

Late night footprints

Frozen waters @ Stadspark

Frozen plants @ Stadspark

Binnenstad-Zuid Canal

Snowy Praediniussingel

Frozen ground @ Stadspark

Frozen waters @ Stadspark

Frozen waters @ Stadspark

Frozen plants @ Stadspark

Frozen waters @ Stadspark

Binnenstad-Zuid Canal