Friday, March 02, 2012

Mr. Yamamoto

Mr. Yamamoto

This is Hisanori Yamamoto from Yokohama in Japan. I spotted him in Västerhaninge yesterday when he was out walking his dog. It was his pink bandanna, and long hair that made me approach him and ask for a portrait. He had an interesting story. Back in 1966 he met a Swedish woman. They fell in love and got married. Their now grown up daughter moved to Sweden a few years ago, and after Hisanori retired from his work as an economic consultant, he and his wife did the same. They have lived in Krokom, Jämtland where his wife's family comes from. In Stockholm, and ten days ago, they moved to Haninge, and Tungelsta, where all the cool people live. Hisanori's big hobby is antiques. He collects antique Japanese bowls and furniture. Another interest is gardening.

13 comments:

Andy said...

The face has lots of character in it and you did a great job in capturing it.

Julie said...

What a lovely man! I do like what he is wearing.

brattcat said...

another fine portrait.

Jarart said...

Nice portrait and story.
I am wondering what happened to your winter. The gentleman isn't even wearing a coat.

Gunn said...

He looks and sounds like an interesting man!
- Happy weekend!

Bob Crowe said...

Big cultural change from Japan to Sweden, although having a Swedish wife would east the transition. It may help that both countries eat a lot of fish.

Jack said...

This is one of your best recent portraits, Steffe. He has an impressive personality, which comes through in the picture.

Paul in Powell River said...

Strong portrait - well done.

Steffe said...

Indeed Julie.

The winter is gone. Just like that.

That sounds like a theory only a lawyer could come up with Bob!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

He is indeed a very 'cool' looking gent Steffe. Great portrait.

sweffling said...

What a distinguished man he looks to be:)

NixBlog said...

Great portrait shot.

Steffe said...

Thanks. I got a request via Getty Images today. Someone wanted to buy this portrait. I figured it might be Mr. Yamamoto himself so I gave him a call. It wasn't him, but he told me that he liked the photo.