Friday, October 05, 2012

Bicycle Repairman

Squared Circle Portrait
Stig Nordén repairs bicycles in Vendelsö. I noticed a big hand made sign advertising his repair shop earlier in the week and decided to check it out. He has had the business for 26 years. I didn't ask about his age, but he told me that he worked as a bus conductor back in the early 1950s. Stig seems to be a great guy. He started telling me stories from that time while selling me a bike tire and fixing a bike in the shop. One of his hobbies includes painting, and some of the art he has made was hanging on the walls in the tiny shop.

7 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

With the amount of bicycle riding that you do, he will be a good person to know.

Paul B said...

The Stig from top gear? Perhaps not but I do like the way you have taken his portrait.

VP said...

An excellent portrait of a kind of guy always harder to find!

Gunn said...

Flott at du har fått fotografert sykkelmannen i sitt rette miljø. Og komposisjonen i bildet er som vanlig svært god.


GOD HELG!

LOLfromPasa said...

Super portrait!

Filip and Kristel said...

Very good picture, my father in law also has a bicycle workshop.

Greetings,
Filip

Paul in Powell River said...

I had mine in the shop today ....$82 later I'm riding again.