Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Rebel

The Rebel

I should have posted this portrait a few weeks ago but because of a few events it had to wait. I was in Jordbro when I noticed this guy walking towards me. He was enjoying an ice-cream, and had a cigarette behind his right ear. That's a combination I hadn't seen before so I asked if I could take his portrait. This is Kobben. He lives here in Jordbro. When he is not busy on his early morning paper delivery in Handen, you could probably find him in a garage working on his Volvo 740 Turbo. He is into Street Racing. Very illegal and obviously very exciting. One of the most famous street races around here is the Birka Cup. I didnt ask Kobben about the A.C.A.B tattoo on his hand, but I know what it means. Since I took this photo I have seen Kobben again, although we didnt talk, he was at the recent car meet where he fit in perfectly.

17 comments:

Jacob said...

Wonder what he's rebelling against...or is he actually conforming to the expectations of the group within which he lives?

Lachezar said...

Great Portrait of a good young guy trying to look bad or at least dangerous! Well written story too!
Cheers!

Kim said...

Born on the Bayou and Bad to the Bone! James Dean's got nothing on this gent. Great portrait.
-Kim

Don and Krise said...

Great photo. You've got the bad boy, then the ice cream to offset it.

Gunn White said...

His ice-cream soften the impression!;-)
Once again you have managed not only to ask for permission to take the photo, and got YES. as the answer,but it looks quite normal, even though his eyes might look a bit suspicious.
A very nice shot!

Blognote said...

you captured his character very well in this photo. I like the hard look in contrast with the soft ice-cream.

Tinsie said...

No one can resist an ice-cream on a sunny day. Even rebels who think ACAB.

B SQUARED said...

Appears to be an angry young man.

brattcat said...

I don't think he looks angry at all. This is a terrific capture and he is a fantastic model, so expressive.

Luis Gomez said...

Love the portrait. Great image.

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

Hi Steffe,
thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog the other day.

I'm returning your visit and enjoyed your great blog. I like your people's photos - you must be a very outgoing person that your subjects feel comfortable being photographed by you.

I'll be coming back.

Have a good weekend.
Eki

Eamon said...

He's just a liddle pussycat Steffe. All the ones with bravado are :)

Great portrait again.

Eamon said...

p.s. see my Sambo post today. Wish you'd been around to capture a photo of him (or drawing I suppose)

Lois said...

That's a great expression on his face!

Yoork said...

Haha, it's hard to look "tough" with an icecream cone!

Steffe said...

I think he is doing a decent job at looking tough while enjoying an ice-cream. I figured that combination would make for an interesting portrait, so I'm glad you all seem to like it.

Leif Hagen said...

Poor kid - he looks absolutely ridiculous! But then, maybe he'd laugh at my purple polo shirt and khaki shorts? It's good we're all different!