Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Rollerblading Couple

The Rollerblading Couple

I was on the bike in Handen when this couple came charging towards me on their inline skates so as I always do when I see someone interesting I waved them down for a portrait. This is Mika and Johan. They live together in Jordbro and there might be a wedding approaching. Mika enjoys making necklaces and other such accessories. And according to Johan they do take up a lot of space in their home! Johan is a drummer. He plays in a band called White Dwarf. They often perform at Gula Villan in Handen. A music scene started by Tompa Eken ( abit of a local legend), who was one of the people that started Ultrahuset, a legendary punk scene in Handen during the 1980ths. And poppy punk is how Johan describes the band's music. Oh, and they knew my brother and some of his friends. It's been almost a year since I last photographed a couple of rollerbladers so it was about time!

7 comments:

PurestGreen said...

Wow! I love this couple. I especially love his stance, which his hands on his hips. I love that you are so bold in "waving people down" when you can see what character they have. Well done!

Jacob said...

You do meet some of the most interesting people...and this, too, is a nice portrait.

And it reminds me to get out the roller blades again!

Have a great weekend.

Vogon Poet said...

How could you miss this portrait? These guys are picturesque and interesting, and rollerblading is quite relaxing. Very good catch.

AB said...

Oh man, those are some seriously cool shades!

Clueless in Boston said...

The tall guy looks like he could play a "biker" or alien in a Hollywood movie. Great portrait though and another interesting slice of life in your world. Personally, I would never roller blade, the ground is too hard:)

B Squared said...

Rollerblading has king of gone out of fashion here. Almost never see anyone doing it.

Steffe said...

I'm always a bit jealous of people who can master this sport. I'd be in an ambulance heading for the emergency room if I tried this. So I know what you mean Mr. Clueless.