Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Dinkey Toy Punk Rocker

The Dinkey Toy Punk Rocker

This dude came racing towards me in Handen and I knew I had to stop him for a chat and a portrait. This is Jonas. A few years ago probably more known as the Dinkey Toy Punk Rocker. Or Leksakspunkarn in Swedish. This is his summer outfit. Which isn't that much different from what he wears during the rest of the year, I normally have black trousers he told me, but it was too warm for that today. He got his nick name because he used to have a few Dinkey Toys hanging from his leather west. Back in the 1980's Jonas used to fly around on a pair of Skorpion skates and as you can see he recently took up that hobby again. I bought two pairs online he told me. The other pair was for his wife. They fit perfectly with the military boots he is wearing.The Dinkey Toy Punk Rocker works as a computer programmer, and on his free time he makes electronic music, and he also creates fantasy maps. You can check out what he is up to on his web site.

16 comments:

Dan said...

Detta Punk Rocker rädd barn?

Luis Gomez said...

What a great character. Love the portrait.

brattcat said...

Those skates make me want to strap my own pair on and fly up the West River valley.

B SQUARED said...

I never saw those before.

Jude said...

He seems to put more thought into his wardrobe than the average human. Interesting.

anjoe playhouse said...

Sikke en herlig person :-D
Rigtig god weekend!

Leif Hagen said...

Wow - he looks really silly! But our world would be boring if we all looked alike!

VP said...

He's a good photo op and I have never seen skates like those before. Not that I know much of skates...

Tinsie said...

Jonas is a cool dude :-)

Gunn said...

Unique personal style! :)
Great shot- and he must have had a great day! Like it!

Joan Perry; Sidewalk Curator said...

What a great portrait! I love those skates. Haven't seen anything quite like them.

Steffe said...

Don't think so Dan!

Go for it Brattcat!

Supposedly you can get around easier on different surfaces with these skates but Jonas told me that he was going to change the wheels as the ones he is using here are flat against the surface.

Meliko said...

Hi Steffe,

I'm enjoying these vignettes of the strangers you run into: the Magician, the Dudes, the Leftie, the Dinkey Toy Rocker... You have just the right balance of brevity and detail to make a neat portrait. Lovely photographs as well.

Hampus Eckerman said...

Hey, I gave him the T-shirt!

Jonas said...

Those flat wide wheels may be great for softer ground, but they make evergreen cones strewn on asphalt scary. And now one of the original wheels need a replacement anyway.

(A not very important correction: the Skorpion skates weren't around in the 80s, so at that time I used ordinary quads. (I like the Skorpions better because they are strap ons and have such big wheels.))

(And I really like the t-shirt!)

Steffe said...

Thanks for the correction Jonas.

And it is a cool t-shirt Hampus!