Wednesday, September 03, 2008



Heading home after a warm and lengthy bike ride last week I had to stop when I noticed a beautiful girl at a bus stop in Västerhaninge. I parked the bike and walked over for a chat. Meet Stina. Or Kenny as her friends call her. She's originally from Täby but lives in Västerhaninge today. As she was waiting for the bus I decided to shoot first and ask my questions later. When I showed Stina the photos she told me that she took a photo course at Kulturama, the leading secondary school of Performing Arts in Scandinavia, that she attended a few years ago. We focused on film and not digital photography she said. Talking about this reminded her of when the class was outside Rosenbad just when the former Prime Minister Göran Persson announced his retirement. The place was filled with photographers and we were right there in the middle of things she told me. Later Stina had to quit school as she suffered from depression. But now after some time at a treatment centre she's feeling OK again. So what are your plans for the future I asked. My dream is to become a movie director she told me. She's also into music and plays the guitar and writes her own songs. Anything online that I can hear I asked, no not yet, I mostly sit at home and play. At this stage I took a few more shots of her and then we said our goodbyes.

This is my 78th photo for the 100 Strangers project. You can see the rest of my strangers in my Set


Victor said...

Very nice portrait. Cheers!

Jane Hards Photography said...

I am fascinated how many portraits you get. Yu find friendlier people that I do. It seems the more normal the dress, the more suspicious they are. Fantastic hair colour too.

Gunn said...

Superb! I like it a lot!