Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Posing For The Photographer

Posing for the photographer
The last two weeks have been warmer than usual. It was on one of those hot days that I met Mayra. I had just made a pit-stop at a grocery store and was cooling down on the bike, enjoying an energy drink when she came walking towards me with her daughter. They sat down on a bench, so I walked over and asked if I could take a few portraits. Turns out Mayra who lives in Brandbergen enjoys having her photo taken, which I can understand as she has a great figure. She works as an esthetician and when we met she was on her way to the beach to work on that tan.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Wanna go for a ride?

What An Experience
You can probably not afford to buy your own Italian Supercar. But for just 895 SEK you can go for a ride in this Ferrari.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Cash is King

Cash is King Desiree
I met Desiree in Västerhaninge. It was the butterfly tattoo on her neck that made me look one extra time. She is a bit camera shy but with the sunglasses on it was okay with a portrait. She likes street dancing and tattoos. She used to be a "raggarbrud" or Greaser Girl. She likes the Rock'n'roll of years gone by, but her all time favorite is probably Johnny Cash and that is why she has the King tattooed on her hand.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Volvus Raggisus

Volvus Raggisus
Look what I found! Your typical "Volvoraggare" (Volvus Raggisus. A very Swedish subculture of the even more Swedish subculture Raggare that I have shown you here many times before). Driving his pimped car with the hot girlfriend riding shotgun. Oh, and I'm pretty sure they noticed me.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Ginger Portrait

Ginger Portrait Nora
Nora was easy to spot when she walked towards me on a walkway in Jordbro. And well informed. She already knew about this blog and my flickr photos. She is originally from Bulgaria. She enjoys art and is a keen photographer who enjoys the Stockholm archipelago. These days I will always offer to send photos to anyone I have photographed. Nora took me up on that offer and also wanted me to send the previous two candid photos that I had taken of her! That was surprise for me. If you are interested you can see the photos here and here.

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Madonna Truck

Ristimaa Customs Madonna Truck Madonna
Noticed this truck (hard not to), at the Port 73 mall a few days ago. It belongs to Juha Ristimaa from Finland. His Scania truck won the Nordic Trophy 2013. Not surprisingly the truck is called Madonna. The impressive artwork was made by Perrtu Papunen. I talked to the chauffeur who told me that he was on his way to a trucking festival in Poland.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ananya

Ananya High Heels
Who doesn't like shoes? I have to confess that the first thing I noticed when I spotted Ananya in Handen a while back was her high heels. And she had no trouble walking in them. She is a student who, if everything goes according to plan is a future dentist. Ananya moved to Sweden four years ago from Bangladesh. She lived in a city and the differences between the two countries are very big. She enjoys travelling and visited Germany recently, she has also been back to the old country once.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Anna Sali

A Zumba Girl
Anna Sali was waiting for a friend when I noticed her in Handen so she had time for a few portraits. She works as a youth worker. She enjoys Zumba dancing and travelling. A few places she likes include London, Miami and Gran Canaria.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Raspberries

A Raspberry Hallon
Soon it's raspberry season. I have stopped twice at this bush in Västerhaninge in the last few days. A bit unripe, but good enough for a few macro photos

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Pilot

The Pilot
Met a SAS pilot a while back. Hasse Grafström. He was on a rather long bike ride. From his home in Uppsala to the port city of Nynäshamn. That is around 160 kilometres. He wasn't sure about the way when I saw him in Västerhaninge, so I guided him right. His wife "stole" the car, so he had to travel by bike! His goal was Gotland, and Tofta where they have a house. Hasse is toying with the idea to move there permanently when he retires next year. He took his commercial pilot license back in 1979. One of his hobbies includes travelling, not very surprisingly for a pilot perhaps.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Adeline

Adeline This is Adeline from Bromma. I met her in Handen a few days ago. She told me that she never looked good on photos and I said well, you will now. Adeline works at a preschool. She stays fit by a lot of dancing and visits to the gym. She's got a thing for Spain and have visited both Barcelona and Gran Canaria. One more photo at flickr.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Dude of the Day

Dude of the Day
It was one of those warm Summer days when it was too warm to ask any questions. So I only asked his name,this is Jesper.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A Helping Hand

Cecilia
It was the warmest day of the year. Closing in on 30C. Cecilia was sitting by the side of the bike path near City Hall in Handen. She had a flat tire so I stopped and asked if she needed a hand. She did. It was tricky to get the inner tube out, but we managed to replace it, before realising that her pump didn't work. So I guided her over to the commuter station where we filled up the tire. Cecilia works as a welfare officer. Her hobbies include cycling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Sea of Wildflowers

A Sea of Wildflowers
Cornflowers and oxeye daisy blooming on a wheat field at Välsta. The old tree is just to the right of this photo.