Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Ship's Carpenter

Surprise!

S/V Ariel

This is Johan Winkler. I met him at my favorite cafe in Handen yesterday. He is a wood-working carpenter who has specialised in carpentry for ships and boats. For the last ten years he has worked on the S/V Ariel, the beautiful old vessel on the second photo. The school ship is owned by the Haninge municipality. Every year a group of unemployed young people will get the opportunity to work aboard the ship. At the moment the vessel is on a two month long cruise. After talking some more about the ship with Johan, Henrik, the cafe owner decided that he wanted to rent the ship for his next birthday. Johan then asked me if I was that guy with the photo blog about Haninge. When I confessed to that, he told me that his girlfriend Maria Reje ( a very clever woman apparently), reads my blog on a daily basis. So that's when I decided that I should take a portrait of Johan, so that we could give Maria a surprise!

For more facts about S/V Ariel press here.

10 comments:

RedPat said...

What a pleasant surprise that will be! He looks to be a nice guy.

Jack said...

He has a warm smile. Excellent portrait, Steffe.

Luis Gomez said...

Lovely portrait Steffe. He looks like a kind man. Love the boats!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

What a worthwhile activity for the unemployed to learn new skills and inspiration by sailing. You appear to be something of a local celebrity for your blog.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Very cute carpenter Steffe, beautiful boat too.

Tash said...

He's so handsome! How cool that he knows of you through a very clever woman indeed.

brattcat said...

Beautiful boat, beautiful man. Good morning from Vermont, Maria.

Paul said...

Nice portrait of Johan Steffe, he is so lucky to be able to work on such a beautiful ship. I would love to be able to spend some time sailing aboard Ariel with just the sea, sky and stars.
Hello from Yorkshire Maria. Paul at Leeds daily photo

Buck said...

Another wonderful portrait!

I love that he is a ship's carpenter!
Ariel has her own web site: http://www.segelfartyget-ariel.com/

Maria Reje said...

Hello!
What a nice surprise I got as I saw your Blogg, thank you Steffe. It's very interesting and entertaining to read.
And thank's to all of You who gave me all the nice comments!
Best regards Maria Reje in Haninge...