Friday, January 15, 2010

Nine Favorites from 2009

Nine Favorite Portraits From 2009

Best of the year Theme Day at City Daily Photo. I decided to make a collage with nine portraits. I would never rank the people I have met, but here are a few good ones from 2009. I met the kissing couple on a sunny September day, the fun thing here was that Ida and yours truly have one thing in common, we are both fans of the old tree! In July I didn't even have to leave home to get a portrait of the biker. His name is Tony and he is a long time member of Slackers MC. Next is Petronella. The Girl in Love. She was easy to spot with that amazing hair, she calls it Florida Sunrise. The guy on the bike is Andreas Gustafsson, a local kid who is making a name for himself as a stunt driver. In October I visited a Viking Market in Handen and took a bunch of portraits of, you guessed it, Vikings. One of the more surprising portraits was of the beautiful Vicar. I had stopped at the Västerhaninge church as I wanted to take some photos from the church tower, instead I got a great portrait of Sara. On a warm day in August I met the hot Goth Girl Malin from Gothenburg. During the Haninge Day celebrations I had the opportunity to talk to the World Champion, and world record holder Sarah Sjöström. Last but not least The Smiling Accountant. She was out jogging when I met her on one of those warm summer days. Portraits are without any doubt the most rewarding photos to take, and I'd like to thank all the people I met and photographed last year, thanks people!

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44 comments:

brattcat said...

I wondered which way you would go with this. I thought maybe we'd see the dear old tree, maybe even a collage of the dear old tree. But this is equally as wonderful. You've chosen some of my favorites. It's so good to see them again.

Jacob said...

You must be very smart as you selected most of the ones I would have selected; but my favorite is that hottie priest!

Leif Hagen said...

Sara and the smiling accountant are my favorites! Goth girl, well, she's not my favorite. Nice theme day collage!

Hilda said...

This is a great summary of what you are so good at, Steffe! And I don't just mean the portrait photography but your ease in talking with them and getting them to talk about themselves too. It's a wonderful gift.

Olivier said...

en effet cela n'a pas du etre facile pour faire un choix dans tous tes portraits, ils sont magnifiques et beau montage pour ce theme

Don and Krise said...

I definitely remember all of these, and I have to agree with Hilda. You do have a knack for this project.

Jilly said...

I remember so many of these and what a good idea to make a collage. You are so good at so many different types of photography I wondered which you'd choose. Love your portraits as you know.

Gunn White said...

You have sooooo many unique and fantastic portraits.
I like the way you have collected and done this!
Have a nice weekend!

VP said...

It is impossible to pick the best one of these, so I understand why you posted all of them. My only choice would be clearly linked to the sex of the subject and wouldn't be fair...
I'm sorry for an exclusion: the unforgettable (for me) Jenny, the blue eyed girl.

Laurent said...

Great idea for this blog day

Rickard Folkesson said...

Nu är reportageserien "Fem fotografer" igång. Du hittar den på: http://rickardfolkesson.blogg.se/
En ny fotograf presenteras varje vecka.

Saretta said...

What a wonderful idea to make a collage of all some of your great portraits! How could you choose, indeed! As a mother of two boys, however, I am partial to Andreas the stunt driver showing off his super boy energy!

Washington said...

Yes, you're right. They are wonderful. Your candids are really great!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Portraits are your specialty, Steffe! Good choice!

Kate said...

Florida Sunrise hair definitely stands out, esp with the green attire that sets it off!

Rambling Round said...

I started to do a collage. I like this, so many different faces and fashions.

Mo said...

They are all awesome!

Halcyon said...

You have a lot of interesting people in your community!

Teresa Bitler said...

You do a wonderful job with protraits.

Allison said...

You boys...it's all about the Babes, isn't it?? Haven't you posted at least one or two handsome, clean shaven, guy babe pics over the last year, Steffe?

Leif Hagen said...

And I think Allison prefers guys without piercings and scary tattoos! Be on the lookout for some new "models" for her!

Allison said...

How about a nice collage of your Steffe clones, Steffe?

Leif Hagen said...

Those Steffe Meister clone postings drive all the babes crazy around the world !

Allison said...

Could you customize a collage with Steffe and his clones in their Swedish folk costumes?

Leif Hagen said...

Tell us about the folk costume of Haninge! What colors, fabrics, buttons, special shoes, scarf, etc.

Allison said...

Put a Flicker video up of the Haninge hambo dance! Then Leif and I can learn it and practice on our dance floor in our office!

Leif Hagen said...

Allison, I don't know if Steffe can actually folk dance?? He can ride a bike and take photos with his camera but I think he has 2 left feet?

Allison said...

How's the weather in Sweden? Are you still getting around on your bike, Steffe? Any big plans for the weekend? A hot date with a babe, perhaps?

Leif Hagen said...

We were playing our office ABBA CD loudly in the office yesterday! Where were you?!

Allison said...

"Money, money, money...always funny...in a rich man's world!" Stop by and rock out with us sometime, Steffe! You're always welcome:)

Leif Hagen said...

Wow - Steffe Meister! U R soooo popular with sooo many comments! Well, our office "blogging break" is over! Get back to work, Allison!
God helg - ha det sa bra!

Allison said...

Yeah, what he said!

Steffe said...

Well, it's still cold. I haven't used the bike for a few weeks, but I could give it a go tomorrow!

I could easily have made several more collages with interesting people that I met last year. And I agree with you Mr.Poet, Jenny should have been in the collage. I do like people that will stick out from a crowd, so I will continue to post such portraits.

And I don't dance!

afv said...

Wow, the vikings are way to cool which I seldom see here...all are marvelous shots Steffe, way beyond description.

Jarart said...

What a great idea! Love it.

MrsLittleJeans said...

I like this post a lot and remember a lot of these people...I do have several favorites but altogether they are super!

thanks

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

What a brilliant idea! And so perfect too.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Bergson said...

beautiful collage i like the biker

Pierre said...

A nice collection of portraits! Beautiful and smiling people... Well done ;-)

Nefertiti said...

superbes portraits,Bravo ;O)

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Wonderful portraits!
Three Rivers Daily Photo

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

excellent images and portraits and I can remember so many more that I think you could have included. you have enough for a book.

Lachezar said...

Your 2009 people portraits are an amazing collection to keep and cherish! Congratulations, Hope 2010 brings you many more encounters with people that you may take memorable portraits!

Paula said...

Love all the smiling faces here. I couldn't choose just one either. I picked 12!