Wednesday, May 01, 2013

The Creative Artisan

The Creative Artisan
Martin Ahlsén is a Blacksmith. With a special interest in the Middle Ages and the Viking Era as you can see on the photo to the left that shows a detail from the dragon gate he made last year. He is well known in Haninge and even has his own museum in Handen, with his partner Agnes who designs jewellary. Together with Agnes he also performs at many local events, where they sing Medieval songs. If you have read this blog for a few years you will most likely have seen some of my posts about this very creative artisan. If not, check out the slideshow to see some scenes from the annual Viking Festival arranged by Martin & Agnes where there are creative artisans everywhere. Theme Day. Creative Artisan.

20 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Looove this. The portrait is magical!

Gerald (SK14) said...

how brilliant - a country craft that lives on

Jack said...

Excellent choice for the creative artisan theme. Your slide show was fun to see.

LOLfromPasa said...

Wonderful!!!!!!!

Jim said...

great post.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Loved every single shot Steffe..The portrait of viking Martin :) is wonderful, you captured the twinkle in his eye perfectly..shouldn't he look a little more fierce haha!

LONDONLULU said...

Nice one - love seeing them at work. Love the portrait of course.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Martin sounds like a very creative guy. And he has a warm, welcoming face.

Peter said...

Simply fabulous! His work looks great as does that festival.

nimesnotes said...

Wow! This is great :D

EG CameraGirl said...

Super. The Viking era really appeals to me - the history and the crafts.

brattcat said...

he is the real deal. great post for the theme.

Tanya Breese said...

super! we have some vikings that show up once a year at my boys' elementary school...it's one of their favorite exhibits for cultural day, which is right around the corner!

Mark R said...

He has quite a face, doesn't he?

Judy said...

Excellent! What fun.

Karl Demetz said...

I love the portrait, he looks not only as a creative, but also as a clever artisan.

RamblingRound said...

He LOOKS like a Viking! I sure would not want to go through that gate uninvited either.

RedPat said...

Fabulous post for the day, Steffe!

Buck said...

A blacksmith! What a perfect idea!! We have one blacksmith near here; wish I'd taken his photo. A beautiful interpretation of the theme.

VP said...

Superb portrait of a great artisan! His look is absolutely perfect and his work absolutely awesome... Bravo!