Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Philosopher

The Philosopher

At Rudanvägen, closing in on the lakes that I often visits, I met Johan. He lives here in Handen and works at Telia (a telecommunications provider). He was out on a promenade with his beautiful dog Cairos. Johan turned out to be a bit of a philosopher, hence the somewhat unusual name of his dog. I asked him if he had any interesting travel stories, and he picked a vacation through Sweden with his wife, where they stayed the night at Andrum in Falköping. A hotel with a difference, as it is located high up a tree. It's a little red cottage 6,5 metres up an old oak! Thanks for the chat Johan. Here is a link to the Tree house hotel web site.

9 comments:

Julie said...

You have caught then in a lovely slant of light, Steffe. I like the stance that Johan has adopted: very nonchalant.

There is a lot to like about how you have composed this. I notice that you frequently show the entire person. I must try that, as I tend to go for the head in some way.

Anonymous said...

I hope you got permission from each person to use their photos in a book? I would. This work you have done is just remarkable and is something you should either isolate on another blog by itself without comments or, put in a published book.

Your photograph is, by the way, excellent.

That is the chicken said...

I agree about the book...it would be a great project and I really enjoy reading the snippets of information about each person.

Anonymous said...

Excellent lighting here, very professional looking and great that you have offset your subject to the side rather than shooting the portrait straight on.

I like the way you have captured the shadow part of his face well without the contrast being too harsh and how you have managed to use the side light really well here.

Vogon Poet said...

The book idea is good. You could do it yourself anyway in a pdf file.

Lois said...

Great picture! The dog is so beautiful. I enjoyed hearing about the treehouse hotel!

Jacob said...

Looks like an interesting chap with a sense of humor and spirit of adventure!

Nice portrait!

Small City Scenes said...

What an interesting fellow. I would love to spend the night and more time in a treehouse. Fun!! MB

Steffe said...

I often shoot the entire person as you say, and a few close-ups so that I have a few photos to choose from. As you know the photos always looks good when you look at them in the viewfinder.

The book idea is very interesting. I'm not sure if I would need a model release from everyone that I have met. I guess the law on that differs from country to country. and I'm not up do date with Swedish law concerning this. But I can always make a book for myself of course.