Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Bacon

Bacon

This is Rebecka, or Bacon as her friends call her. I met her at the Västerhaninge shopping centre. I was waiting for my flickr contact Jim, and figured I had time to shoot a portrait when I noticed Rebecka. She lives in Västerhaninge. She's a student at the Fredrika Bremer secondary school in Handen as are quite a few of the young people I have photographed. She'd just arrived home from a visit to Kokkola in Finland where her maternal grandparents lives. Her paternal grandfather is Italian. He comes from Udine in Northern Italy, so Bacon has spent many summers in that part of Europe. I told her of a visit to Lago di Garda, and she said she had been there as well. As I sometimes do I mentioned one of my previous portraits, taken here in VH, the priest Sara, and that brought a smile to Rebecka's face as Sara was her confirmation priest. By now Jim had joined us, so I took a few portraits of Bacon and that was that.

14 comments:

MrsLittleJeans said...

What a cute nickname! And what a pretty girl!

Lois said...

She is a beautiful girl and I also like her nickname!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I wonder if Bacon knows how lucky she is to be photographed by you. Wow. I was just looking back at some of your past portraits and I didn't find a bad one in the bunch. You are really very good with your camera, Steffe.

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Jacob said...

Another great portrait of a very sweet-looking young lady. Reminds me of my cousin when she was young(er)...

Bob Crowe said...

Simply charming, and her eyes are so unusual.

Olivier said...

un beau sourire, cela fait du bien le matin.
a nice smile, it is good in the morning.

Don and Krise said...

Another great photo, another time where the person you were shooting was somehow connected to a previous post. You really get to meet some wonderful & interesting people. Someday you'd better put together a book of them all.

Vogon Poet said...

Another fine portrait of a pretty young girl, I love her nickname (she has also a beautiful name).

Leeds in Yorkshire photography - Paul said...

Prtetty girl Steffe, nice nickname too.
So many connections..

Gunn White said...

Bravo!!:-)
You manage to take so many good portraits, and nice photos from the area. I seriously think you should go for printing a book, that people can buy. These photos are not "tourist photos" but real life!!

brattcat said...

Isn't she lovely. You're so good at capturing the personality of your subjects in your portraits.

B SQUARED said...

A wonderful smile and a beautiful portrait.

Eamon said...

Another great portrait - not sure about being called bacon though!

Steffe said...

Thanks all. I will try to get a few book together. I could probably get more of this type of coincidences it's all about asking the right questions. It's a different nick name, but I kinda like it!