Saturday, April 12, 2008

Meet Hector

Hector

On my way to Handen yesterday I met Hectorat Lake Rudan. No points for guessing his hobby. He really enjoys his fishing, and gladly posed for a portrait for the 100 Strangers Project. Hector originally comes from Uruguay. He lived in Montevideo for two years when he was very young. His mothers family still lives there, and he plans to visit them next year. Hector lives with his girlfriend in Sköndal. He works as a painter and decorator and drives an old Volvo 240 that has been converted, and now runs on Biofuel. He sold his expensive BMW and paid 6000 SEK for the ethanol powered car after an idea from his brother. He reckons it will save him some money which can be good as he recently bought a boat, a Scandica 440 that he will use for fishing trips on Lake Mälaren. His best fishing story was when he landed a Havsöring, a trout (that weighed six kilo), on the first try when he was fishing with his dad at Dalarö. It took him 25 minutes to catch the trout, at this point in the story Hector got a bit technical, describing rods and reels, but I have no doubt that it was a true story. This is my 17th photo for the project, you can see the rest of my photos here.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a nice photograph. I like it and your narrative.

Kate said...

I agree; both the narrative and photo are wonderful, more than just interesting. I checked the "100 photo project" and must confess that the requirements seem a bit daunting: tagging, explaining, etc. I just might start my own portrait thread!

Steffe said...

Thank you Abe.

Go for it Kate. I was a bit hesitant at first but it's getting easier and easier.

Jim said...

Thats a nice size fish he has there, but now he cant fudge on the size, we have the picture.

Steffe said...

Very true Jim.