Thursday, May 03, 2012

Crea Diem

Big Thunder Crea Diem
Cool Trike of the Day
I noticed a very unusual trike parked outside the cultural centre in Handen yesterday so I decided to take a few photos. The name was Big Thunder. On the bike you could see two revolvers, bullet holes, a few grenades, a spider web, and a bunch of skulls! The owner showed up and we started talking. He seemed to be an interesting character so I decided to take his portrait. So meet Robbi Kovacs. He works as a tattooist, and opened his studio Robb's Tattoo, twenty years ago. He is based in Oskarsham in Småland, but has worked all over Sweden. He has survived cancer. A couple of years ago he underwent heart surgery. These days he lives after the maxim Crea Diem, the words are tattooed on his neck and they mean that you have to create your own luck, because no one is going to do it for you.

8 comments:

brattcat said...

fantastic portrait.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I don't quite understand the sensation of driving around a corner or curve on a motorized tricycle. Leaning into the curve is crucial for maintaining speed while riding a motorcycle, but impossible on a trike.

John Cameron said...

Nice exposure and shadow details. Long live the 50 1.8

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love the portrait of Robb, he's survived a lot in his life, I understand his life motto completely!

Madge Bloom said...

Wow love that portrait!

Pierre said...

Beattiful! Such an excellent portrait!

Lowell said...

Now that is one unique bike! Dave has a good point...trikes are very easy to tip over. And those handlebars would make it even more unstable, I think.

But, it's a fascinating post and a great portrait of this rather eccentric fellow.

NixBlog said...

Great portrait shot, Steffe!