Sunday, October 18, 2009

A very upset skier

A very upset skier

This is Anders. I met him three weeks ago, so it's about time I post this portrait. Anders lives in Handen and is a member of the ski club Jordbänningarna. He is a keen skier both in summer and winter. Anders looked very tired when we met, so I figured he had done what I planned to do that day, which was to go for a ride on the new motorway before it opened for traffic. And I was half right, he had skied, but only for a couple of kilometres as he has been feeling a bit under the weather lately. We talked a little about the new promenade around the lakes at Rudan (that's where the ski club is based), and Anders was a bit upset (or very angry). The promenade has been sponsored by ICA Maxi, and they were supposed to pay for an asphalted road that the skiers were hoping to use during the summer. That never happened and Anders was very angry about that, claiming that ICA Maxi made millions in a recent food scandal, write that in your blog he said, so that's what I did.

6 comments:

Gunn White said...

Wow, that means we should all stop using ICA??

Anyway, I see many men skiing like this "upset skier", but the day I see a woman doing it, I will stop and take some photos... ;-)

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This guy looks like his year-round skiing keeps him fit and trim, if not always in a good mood.

brattcat said...

Even upset, he still looks like a good-natured guy.

Jacob said...

You have caught the angst he's feeling in this fine portrait...

Many times the things we get most angry about have to do with betrayal and the knowledge we can't do anything about it.

But he's old enough to know that most corporations are corrupt and live only for profit even if it means the destruction of the world.

Bob Crowe said...

That's a bit bizarre. I've never heard of pavement skis, although I can see the attraction. The angle of the ski poles draws mt eye in.

Vogon Poet said...

An upset portrait, but that's not much to be angry... Does he read some newspaper?