Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Pipe Smoking Golfer

The Pipe Smoking Golfer

How do you like my opening line from when I met Markko. I see that you are a pipe smoker, that's a dying breed! After we laughed about that I learned that Markko is a pensioner. He lives in Handen, and is a keen golfer. He was on his way home from the indoor driving range in Jordbro when we met yesterday. When the golf season starts in a few weeks time chances are that you will find Markko at the Fors golf club in Västerhaninge, because that's where he plays most of his golf. This is only my ninth portrait of the year. Last year I took 110 street portraits for this blog. I wonder if I can beat that this year.

9 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Yes, a rare breed in Singapore !

Chrissy Brand said...

A dying breed is a good quip Steffe- Great post!

Chrissy from Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave

VP said...

A strange implement for a golfer... I smoked the pipe for a while (a few years) and still have most of them.

Sharon said...

You are so right about the pipe. You don't see them very much anymore. My grandfather used to smoke a pipe much like this one.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I like him Steffe, he looks like a character. I like that there are two of you reflected in his sunglasses, two Steffe's, imagine that haha!

janerowena said...

I was thinking the other day that you hadn't done as many portraits lately - maybe because people have been all bundled up in their winter clothing?

Steffe said...

That is correct janerowena, much easier to shoot street portraits when it it a bit warmer and you can actually see the person!

Kitty said...

wow, 110 portraits is pretty good. You'll run out of people soon.

Steve Scauzillo said...

I admire your goal setting for portraits. This guy doesn't look like a golfer!