Monday, September 07, 2009

A Future Fire Fighter

A Future Fire Fighter

This is Jannika. We met in Västerhaninge a while back. I was on my way home, and was hoping to shoot at least one portrait, and when I saw Jannika near the commuter station I decided to ask her if I could take a photo and ask a few questions. Jannika is a qualified nursing assistant, currently looking for a job. Her dream job is a bit different. She is hoping for a career as a fire fighter. If she passes the tough tests and the two year long training she will be one of around 60 female fire fighters in Sweden. In total there are 4000 fire fighters in this country. She is a former track and field athlete and stays fit by going to the gym. Good luck with your dream Jannika. It's a dangerous job, my dad was a fire fighter for many years and told us some stories over the years.

Oh, and don't worry, there's no way to tell that you have that portioned snus under your lip!

10 comments:

Olivier said...

bon courage, j'espere qu'elle trouvera du travail

Eamon said...

Back to what you do best, Steffe. Portraits of pretty girls. Although I have to admit that your pictures of the big butch bikers were great too!

B SQUARED said...

Good luck to her.

brattcat said...

We wish her luck in realizing her dream and we wish you luck in finding more fascinating subjects for your camera...

Vogon Poet said...

I can see her as a fire fighter and for what you say she's fit. She's really has a snu under the lip?

Don and Krise said...

I wish her all the luck in the world, but of course no one knows better than her that luck won't get her that job. Hopefully she realizes her dream.

Jacob said...

More power to her. I think our fire fighters are our unsung heroes.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

great portrait and good luck to Jannaka

Steffe said...

She sure does Mr. Poet.

Fire fighters have a very tough and demanding job, that's for sure.

Amy said...

wow what a career goal, good on her! My husband is a volunteer fireman in our town.