Friday, August 28, 2015
I am doing a fun Summer project at the moment. It is called Breaking The Rules. Anyone who is a member of the UTATA group over at flickr can join in. So far I have taken eight photos for the project. There are seven rules that you should try to break. One of those rules is timing.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
This gray heron was standing on one of the piers at Lower Lake Rudan (Nedre Rudasjön), minding it's own business when I arrived to the nature reserve a while back. It didn't seem to bothered as I closed in, but when I came a little too close it stepped off the pier and into the lake so that I would get a good photo of it. Which was nice.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Monday, August 24, 2015
Another photo from the folk music festival at the Tyresta village on Sunday. There he was all alone in the Dahlgrensgården building. Playing his chordophone for no one but himself, so I sat down and listened to him play a tune. Oh, and nice socks.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
There's a folk music festival at the old village in the Tyresta National Park every Summer. The Swedish name for such an event is Spelmansstämma. Not really my thing, and it has always collided with a few other more interesting events, but not this year so I jumped on the steel horse, stopped in Handen to ask a friend to tag along and off we went. We arrived at 1300 hours just minutes before the event started. I counted a few hundred people including a few familiar faces. It was very hot and sunny and we found the warmest cafe table and enjoyed a sandwich and some coffee as we started shooting. After the coffee we strolled around listening to all the music. The musicians probably had the most fun. They walked around with their instruments ready and formed new groups all afternoon. At one time I heard at least three different folk songs from three different directions! More photos tomorrow when I'm done with the editing.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
You know that secret society that I keep my eyes on every now and then? Whenever I spot them they quickly try another way to leave messages to each other, but sooner or later I will always track them down. This is their latest attempt, and they had to give up another member to use it! So I now know that the farmer at Nödesta, Janne is one of them. All I have to do now is figure out what it all means!
Friday, August 21, 2015
From a distance I spotted a girl in a long blue dress. So I headed that way in the hope of getting a portrait or two. This is Ramou (the name is Gambian). She lives in Handen and works for the project Lugna Gatan. They try to make the Stockholm underground a safer place for young people so she often works late nights and weekends. Her hobbies includes traveling and she told me about visiting Marocko, London and Gambia.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
The last act to play at the rock festival in Tungelsta was a new band for me. Badge. I had some trouble describing their intensive performance and unique musical style, but I found a quote from Madcap Music Review: Badge is a furious mix of Mississippi Delta Blues, Led Zeppelin, and Psychobilly. One of those bands that are best live. At night. Outdoors, on a Summer evening and we got all that so it was a great finale of the festival. Enjoy the slideshow!
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
A bit of Stoner rock in the Summer evening. Abramis Brama on stage during the rock festival in Tungelsta last Saturday. The name is the Latin word for Carp bream. The Stockholm band have played together since 1997. For a rock band today they are a but unconventional as they sing in Swedish and not English.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Lugnet played a good gig at the Trädgårdsrocken festival. 70s rock should be seen live on a Summer evening, and these guys are always worth waiting for. They have a new video out soon (with them as zombies), and have a signed contract for a new CD. Rock on!
Monday, August 17, 2015
Around 1500 people gathered in the park in Tungelsta on Saturday for the annual rock festival. The official name is Trädgårdsrocken. It is a free festival organized by Musikcentralen, open for anyone. Lots of drinking in the warm weather but no real problems. I'm still editing photos but here are a few candids.
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Skull Parade performing during the rock festival in the park in Tungelsta yesterday. A Hard Rock Metal Indie band from Gothenburg. You can have a look at a few videos here. It was a great day with nine bands on stage. More photos in the coming days.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
First on stage during this years rock festival in the park in Tungelsta, Trädgårdsrocken, was Ebba & Zelda. The weather is amazing. 25C from a clear blue sky and the park is filled with people. More photos in the coming week.
Friday, August 14, 2015
Funny story here. I noticed this girl all dressed in white as she disappeared into a grocery store in Handen and figured I needed to take her photo. So I approach her when she comes out from the store. First thing she says to me is that she doesn't like having her photo taken. Second thing that she never looks good when photographed. So I obviously had to prove her wrong! After the photos I ask her a few questions (she works as an electrician, family business), and when the tells me that her name is Catlin I recognize her from when we met five years ago! You can see her on the second photo of that post if you press here.