Go to the Dutch beach city Scheveningen in the morning on the first of January and you will witness a strange spectacle. Even with temperatures below freezing point, hundreds of people gather on the beach, shivering in their swimsuits to run for a dive in the icy water when the clock strikes 12. I decided to portray the moment they came running back out of the water. This day it was -3 degrees.

Off course I had  to be fast as a photographer, but I stood there with my slow Hasselblad. Some people literally turned blue when I had to rewind the film.