Friday, May 08, 2009

The Photographer Gets a Helping Hand

The Photographer

Meet the photographer. This is Kjell. Whenever there's something happening in Haninge, be it a car show, Lucia, or the annual Haninge Day, chances are that you will spot Kjell there with his camera ready to shoot. I tend to meet him on all those occasions. Last time we met was during the Lucia celebrations last year. He had some camera trouble and I lend him a battery. You can see him in this collage. Kjelle is heavily involved with the local historical association as a photographer, and is also nuts about ships that he often photographs. He is married and has four kids. I met him in Västerhaninge a while back and we chatted about this and that until his wife showed up and they took off to enjoy lunch at a nearby restaurant. During our meeting I promised to give him the name and phone number of one of the people I have photographed for this blog, Nils Södergren, and they have now been in contact and will meet for a chat about Västerhaninge in the old days, so I'm happy I could make that happen!

11 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

I like Kjell because I am also nuts about ships (and I often photograph them). I had find what Lucia is, great photos then, good portrait now of a fellow photographer.

B Squared said...

Always love your insights that accompany the photos.

Clueless in Boston said...

As always an interesting post. I like the body language of Kjell. He doesn't look too open to be on the other side of the camera with his arms crossed like that, but he was a good sport to agree, or else you are just a very good salesman.

AB said...

The descriptions accompanying these portraits are always fascinating. In this one, the description depicts a far warmer character than the tattooed, unshaven, dark glasses look might suggest.

Krille said...

Steffe
please fix the historical association link.

/curious

Steffe said...

Thanks people. I really messed up that link didn't I? It's fixed now Krille, thanks for letting me know. Kjell has "borrowed" a few of my photos, and I know him so he couldn't really say no when I offered to take his photo.

Anonymous said...

Interesting to not only learn about the places but the people who live in a certain town. Congratulations!

That is the chicken said...

He looks like a relaxed kind of guy.

Jacob said...

It's wonderful the people you meet when you walk about town with a camera around your neck!

Steffe said...

Close Jacob! I have the camera in a bag. So that I never confront the people I meet with the camera. Only after talking with them for a while and giving them my card I will take out the camera.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

My reaction was the same as Clueless in Boston and AB. When I first saw the man, I was not expecting the warm description of a fellow photographer. He looks like the type of guy who if he cam up to you and growled that he needs a camera battery, the prudent answer would be "Would you like two?"