Monday, August 08, 2011

Voulez Vous

Voulez Vous

Cornelis Vreeswijk

I always have my eyes open for the next portrait. This is Jempa. She is the only person in Sweden with that name. I spotted her at a bus stop the other day and decided it was time for another street portrait. Jempa lives in an apartment at the seaside resort Dalarö, and works as a youth recreation leader. She is a good dancer and has worked as a dance teacher. On her free time she enjoys jewellery design. As you can see Jempa has some interesting body art. The leg tattoo shows Cornelis Vreeswijk. He was one of Sweden's most beloved poets. I have heard a few good stories about Cornelis from Birdman, his grandfather Gust Magnusson, was a painter who used to hang with Cornelis. And I think you can see a painting made by Gust at the Cornelis museum in Stockholm.

14 comments:

Olivier said...

le tatouage, c'est presque mon portrait ;o)) tres mignonne mais a des tatouages speciaux ;)

janerowena said...

That's fine for now - but one day she will be une femme d'un certain age, and then the reply may be 'certainement pas'!

Halcyon said...

Nice portrait. She seems to be an interesting lade. :)

Luis Gomez said...

Nice portrait. Great info Steffe.

Birdman said...

Ooh la la! ... but what a tat. Why?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

H, must try one of those soon.mm wonder how many responses she get to her 'voulez vous' Steffe, quite a few affirmatives I would say. Love the reflection shot in you previous post

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That comment made no sense at all when I read it back Steffe, my cursor keeps sticking..The first sentence should be tacked onto the last sentence as in.. I must try a reflection shot soon....

kat said...

So interesting to read about people this way! I really enjoy it. When you approach people to take their picture, do they usually agree or are they sometimes uncomfortable?

Steffe said...

Most people say yes. That probably has something to do with my approach. I have shot more that 500 street portraits by now so I have to do something right!

RedPat said...

There was a pic in the paper here this week of a 84 year old woman wearing a tank top and she had a tat of Elvis on her upper chest. Elvis looked to be the age he would be today - everything had drooped!

Jeroen said...

absolutely a nice portrait from a gorgeous girl...
I like to take pics of tatooed girls as well!

Steffe said...

Ha ha I didn't know that Olivier!


Because the was a fan of Cornelis I guess Birdman.

Quite a few I would guess Perth.

VP said...

My compliments again, another very nice portraut. I am not much in tattoos, but at least she is cultured and original...

Gunn said...

Cornelis ville ha likt dette!:) han var og er populær hos mange her i Norge. Du finner og formulerer så fin tekst til dine foto.