Monday, August 03, 2015
August started with sunshine so I decided to shoot a few street portraits. This is Adeline. She was out walking her dog when I spotted her in Handen. I have to confess that it was her denim shorts that I noticed first. Adeline is a real animal lover and has an education to prove it. Three years at the Djurgymnasiet (secondary school), in Stockholm, so today she is a qualified zoo keeper. She is currently working at a preschool. Her hobbies include pencil drawing. If you want to see her dog press here.
Sunday, August 02, 2015
I heard a burnout. A long one. A little later I could smell the burning rubber. So I headed that way. When I spotted the car at the industrial area in Jordbro it had come to a complete stop. Two guys wearing helmets climbed out. I asked the driver if I could take a few shots. Go for it he said, I just got a flat tire! His name was Robin. He is a blacksmith who enjoys building stuff. The name of the car is Grevinnan. The Countess.
Saturday, August 01, 2015
Friday, July 31, 2015
The Harley Davidson club in Sweden is the biggest independent club in the world. It has more than 8000 members. They have a big meet every Summer and I have been to one of them. Here are two recent photos of Harley riders. First one is a Road King. Second snap is of a Dyna Wide Glide and that guy seems to have more than one hobby. He is a keen fisher and he enjoys playing the guitar.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Dad out on a Summer drive with two happy kids in a 1968 Dodge Polara Convertible. I hope they have their seat-belts on. Also a Chevrolet Chevy II that the owner have named Doris for some reason. Shot that one using the panning technique. Photos taken from a pedestrian bridge that crosses Gudöbroleden in Handen.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
While shooting some snaps from a bridge I spotted at least two potential organ donors. Driving without a helmet in the busy traffic can be really stupid and of course very illegal. The fine for that is 1500SEK. Driving around with a mug of coffee in one hand seems a bit ridiculous. And unnecessary as it would be very tricky to drink some of that coffee with the helmet on!
Monday, July 27, 2015
I spotted a guy playing the guitar at the bus terminal in Västerhaninge the other day. He wasn't busking or anything, just waiting for his ride. This is Stefan Korpar. He lives in Sköndal. He is a student. A future musician he told me. But he is already a musician as he plays in the band Munnen. They play experimental punk. On the second photo Stefan is showing me an instrument that he is currently building. A Kalimba. Or African Thumb Piano. His will have a microphone added so that he can record loops to his computer. The bands latest release is called SMAKA NYA STADEN.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
A wheat field at the Nödesta Västergård photographed from two different angles on separate days. Always trying to think a bit outside the box. First photo with the Krigslida bridge, shot with the silent zoom lens. Second photo taken with the nifty fifty.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
Thursday, July 23, 2015
On my way to Handen two days ago I spotted a guy trying to climb up the old execution rock at Hanveden. That is not something you see every day so I had to stop for a chat and a photo. Meet Per Åström from Västerhaninge. Climbing is his (new),passion. Be it bouldering or rope climbing. This rock isn't very high, but it was still a hard ascend because when I rode back an hour or so later Per was still there giving it another go. He told me a bit about the technique and how it can be hard on the fingers. He also told me that he had just arrived home from one weeks rope climbing in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
When I saw this car drive away from me in Västerhaninge two days ago I figured I had missed my chance of taking some photos of it. But then 20 minutes later in another part of Haninge there it was again. Driving towards me so I waved to the driver and when he stopped I asked if he had a few minutes. Tony told me that he bought the 1965 Ford Falcon Rancher earlier this year. It's a very rare car. Only 600 or so were made and he thought his was the only one in Sweden, or Europe even. Both photos shot using the Brenizer method. Fifteen or so photos per image, shot with the nifty fifty at f/2.8.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Found this vintage moped parked outside a grocery store in Västerhaninge yesterday. It's a 1957 Husqvarna Roulette. Designed by Sixten Sason. A real monster at 0.8 hp. Came with two or three speeds. Cost 790SEK back in 1957. Today owned by Leffe whom you have met on the blog a few times. He normally rides a Harley.
Monday, July 20, 2015
I was on my way home after a rather unsuccessful day of photography when I spotted a blond girl with silver colored shoes. So I decided to ask her for a portrait. This is Beatrice. From Västerhaninge. Still in secondary school. But she has already decided on her future. Beatrice is a future economist. Her hobbies include working out at the gym and playing classical pieces on the piano. It was a tricky shoot, the wind picked up. I used one focus point and aimed for one of her eyes, but on a few of the photos the camera locked on to her blond hair that was flying left and right!