Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Different People




It's summer which means that I have mostly been focusing my photography on people and portraits. So here is a collage with photos taken over the last few days. Starting with a member of the Socialist Justice Party whom I met outside a supermarket. He wanted me to sign a petition against racism in Haninge. Which I obviously did. The woman with the Happy Birthday hat is Helen Andersson. She is the manager of the grocery store Coop Konsum in Tungelsta.The store celebrated 100 years last weekend. Next are three members of Young Left enjoying an icecream on a lawn in Handen. There was a political convention at the cultural centre last weekend. Abdi from Hässelby, Maia and Mathilda from Kinna are all members of the party, and they were working in the kitchen during the convention. The smiling cyclists are Markku and Eva. They are in a LAT relationship, that's Särbo in Swedish. Markko lives in Uppsala, and Eva in Skarpnäck. Their bike trip in the summer weather measured around sixty kilometres. The blonde in black is Linda. We have met before, but it wasnt until I had asked her for a portrait that we recognised each other. Next up is Lennart Andersson, a pensioner from Tyresö. He enjoys summer skiing, and is a member of the Jordbännarna ski club. Last but not least and I'm not 100% sure, but I think the guy fishing from the pier at Lower Lake Rudan is Mats Sundin, one of the best ever hockey players the world has seen. We didn't talk as I was shooting some photos from another pier and didn't want to shout across the water.

12 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

These are wonderful Steffe. I really like your work.

J Bar said...

You always find the most fascinating people to feature.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

MrsLittleJeans said...

Wow...you have found a lovely selection indeed!

RedPat said...

Mats Sundin is my favourite but that doesn't look like his chin, don't think that he has such tatts and the guy doesn't look big enough! We miss Mats in Toronto. Nice assortment of pics.

T. Becque said...

So the irony in your post (only to me) is that I took my first 100 strangers portrait today, handed out a Moo card, etc., but failed miserably at the whole thing. I didn't like the portrait, and hardly got any information from the girl. Then you post multiple portraits all at once! :)

Don and Krise said...

Wow, what a great variety you posted here. A well rounded group of people Steffe. You are the master of this as far as I'm concerned!

Olivier said...

beau montage et belle serie de portraits de gens differents

Bill said...

That is a great photo mosaic. I like your photo style but would not have the guts myself to just go up to people and ask them for a portrait.

Steffe said...

Ha ha, sorry about that T!

The worst thing that can happen Bill is that you get a no thank you. It happened to twice to me yesterday.

I'm not familiar with his tattoos Pet, but he reminded me a lot of Mats. You can have a better look at the photo if you like. Press here.

Jeremy said...

YEP ... your heading into summer and we are going the other way ... darker, colder, wetter ... so you enjoy the SUN, ciao JB, NZ

Peter said...

A brilliant effort - lots of interesting stories, thanks for the LAT link too - I'll show my wife.

Leif Hagen said...

Interesting collage of interesting people. Hat's off to Farbror for being a roller-skier in the summer! That's what keeps him so young.