Saturday, May 08, 2010

Dressed in Black

The Atheist

One thing that I have learned to appreciate when it comes to shooting street portraits of strangers, is that you can never tell who it is that you are going to meet next. I spotted Thomas near the commuter station in Jordbro on Thursday, and figured him for a role player just like the Future Architect, or Fredrik, but that wasn't the case at all. Thomas is a student at the Fria Gymnasiet, a secondary school in Handen that focuses on social sciences. Thomas is an atheist, but is very interested in religious matters. It would be fun to hear him discuss that with Sara. When he is not thinking about that, or his studies, he enjoys photography. He shoots with a Sony, but has his eyes on a Canon 550D, a camera I wouldn't mind owning myself.

10 comments:

brattcat said...

Love the way you've set him against that textured white and orange background.

bfarr said...

Pretty cool coat he is wearing. It would fit right in with the 'blue fairy' at the renaissance festival in Atlanta.

T. Becque said...

Another intriguing photo and story.

VP said...

In our best interest I hope he'll choose photography over social sciences, in the end. Excellent portrait.

Steffe said...

It's normally a course you take if you want be prepared for further studies at a university. And it is a very popular school. I was just reading an article about it in the local paper.

The background is a high rise building, we figured it would work better than the walkway where we met.

B SQUARED said...

He sure has that Goth look down.

RedPat said...

Very Goth!

Gunn said...

Beautiful light in your shot. Interesting. Sound like a creative "Goth-looking" young man.

Steffe said...

the Goth theme was also on my mind when I noticed Thomas. But we will have to leave that for The Goth Girl.

Clueless in Boston said...

What first came to mind was that he looked like he was dressed for one of the Lord of the Rings movies.