Monday, June 30, 2014
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Whatever happened to Summer? It's 15C at the most. Grey skies everywhere. But I did manage do document a blueish sky at the old tree the other day. I was bored when I arrived so to complicate matters I placed the Steel Horse on the path and shot the scene with the 85mm lens from the same spot where I usually shoot with the standard wide angle lens. I aimed the first photo on the bike, then turned off auto focus and started shooting. It took 50 photos, I wonder if I am slightly mad?
Saturday, June 28, 2014
The Smultron are here. Very yummy they are. Over here we all have our own secret smultronställe (Google that). You might know this berry as Wild Strawberry. Shot with the Tamron zoom lens using the macro feature. When I was a kid I used to stack them on grass straws. That would look like this.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Met this little
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
...don't play near the well. If I dreamed many nights that I fell into and down, down towards the dark I couldn't breath. Close to panicking, then a deep breath of relief, it was just a dream.
This installation was made by Titti Hassela. From the 2014 Art promenade in Österhaninge. The theme this year is Dreams.
Oh, and I shot both these photos with the 85mm lens using the Brenizer method.
Monday, June 23, 2014
I have visited and photographed the annual Art Promenade at the gallery in Österhaninge for ten years now. The gallery is called Galleri Kyrkskolan. The theme this year is Dreams. Two of the artists had the same exact idea. Mother & Child. This sculpture that stands in the green garden next to the coffee tables was made by the well known sculptor Sam Westerholm.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Sandra and Minna had a fun gig at the castle during the vintage and antique market. They were asked to just be there. And walk around, wearing fitting dresses. One is supposed to look like it is from 1880. and the other from 1890. When I met them they had a break for coffee and cake, but I managed to get them to follow me into the castle garden where I spent a few minutes taking portraits. One of the dresses will put you back 30.000SEK. That is a 5000$. The other costed 200SEK. That is around $30.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Here is another portrait from the vintage market at Årsta Castle. This is Linda Larssen. A very photogenic designer. Find out more at Obviously Linda Design. Oh, and she is getting married this Summer to Daniel.
Friday, June 20, 2014
We celebrate Midsummer today. It will be a quiet affair for me this year, so I can't show you any traditional scenes, but here is a Swedish celebration of sorts, taken earlier this Summer. A secondary school student graduating from Fredrika Bremer school in Handen. I recognised the car. It belongs to La Belle Helena. But the girl behind the wheel with the funny expression on her face is her sister Miss Longlegs. Inside information tells me that it was their cousin that was graduating.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
I met a girl with a big heart in Handen yesterday. Her name is Sanna. She smiled when I told her what it was that made me look one more time. Sanna works as a nursing assistant. Her three big hobbies work well together. Sanna enjoys cooking, singing and running. And she is also very good at musical quizzes.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
I think most people at one time or another have had dreams about being a famous rock star. I was enjoying coffee at the cafe when I spotted
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Summer reading in the park. Camilla had a day off from her work as a hairdresser and decided to spend a few hours at the Eskilsparken in Handen. She was reading The Hunger Games, and said that she liked the book better than the movie. She stays fit by working out at the gym. When I noticed her tattoo I decided to shoot a Brenizer method portrait from the side.
Monday, June 16, 2014
What a life this man lived. Algoth Niska. Famous bootlegger from Finland. He played football for Finland in the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm. He fought in the Finnish War. He smuggled illegal liquor between Finland, Sweden and the Baltic states. He had his headquarters in the old Tyresta village (today part of the National Park),in Haninge. He served time both in Finland and Sweden. He also smuggled out Jewish refugees from Germany to Finland between 1938 and 1939. He was married twice and had two kids. He died poor and alone in 1952 from a brain tumour. I noticed this truck driving by my favorite cafe and had time to take this photo that shows Algoth Niska. The paint brush is based on a photo that belongs to the Finnish Customs Museum.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Nina had just walked over a zebra crossing in Handen when I spotted her high heels from behind (I was on my bike heading the same way). I asked her if the shoes were tricky to walk in, but apparently not. She was late for work, but had time for a Brenizer method portrait.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
They were sitting in the truck, talking to a friend who was standing on the side walk. They were just about to drive off when I spotted the old Ford parked near Poseidon's Square in Handen. So through the open window on the passengers side I asked if they could wait for a few minutes so that I could shoot a Brenizer method photo. The owner restores old cars. He bought this 1938 Ford a little over 20 years ago. It was a wreck back then. These days it is a beauty.
Friday, June 13, 2014
We have had a few warm Summer days recently. Juliet was out jogging when I noticed her in Handen on one of those days. She might take part in the Stockholm Midnight Race, later in the Summer. Possibly together with her Romeo.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
This is Nils-Martin Nilsson. I noticed his hat and decided to ask him for a portrait. The hat works well against the heat he told me. And the beard works great to cover the turkey neck! He moved to Haninge because he liked the surrounding nature. If you ever meet him don't get him started on his thoughts about graffiti!
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
If you arrived to the vintage market at Årsta castle in a classic car and parked it in front of the castle you didn't have to pay the entry fee. This is a 1969 Karmann Ghia. Shot using the Brenizer method. It took nearly 40 photos, but I'm happy with the result.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Årsta castle was filled with attractive girls during the vintage market. But I only counted one photographer, guess who? Elvira and her friends were busy teaching how to put on a classic makeup. Luckily for me she had the time to walk outside and pose for a few portraits with the castle garden as a summery backdrop. Elvira enjoys photography, and is part of something called the Vintage Mafia. I shot these portraits with the 85mm lens.
Monday, June 09, 2014
I visited a vintage market at a castle in Haninge a while back and met some interesting people. This is The English Rose. She moved to Sweden because of love. She is now learning the local lingo, which is quite hard apparently, but I could easily understand her. She sells vintage clothing under the name Pete & the Rose.
Sunday, June 08, 2014
Since a few weeks back there's a beehive in the park in Tungelsta. All thanks to Bee Urban, and the municipality. You can read more about their idea here. You will find 14 photos in this slideshow.
Saturday, June 07, 2014
On my bike trips around Haninge this summer I have found quite a few blooming canola fields. Here you see the Medieval church in Österhaninge. Second field can be found near Fors in Tungelsta. And the 50/50 field in Kalvsvik.
Friday, June 06, 2014
Whenever I visit my favorite cafe, Malmens Konditori in Handen, I have the camera ready, just in case. Because there's a lot to look at. When I took this candid portrait earlier in the week, I made a friend a bit nervous as he thought I came to close to my subject. The girl spotted me, so I gave her a wave.
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
I met the white Amazon in Handen, while on the bike. It was driving up Eskilsvägen towards the Haninge mall. I just had time to grab the camera and take a quick shot. The driver looked pleased. A couple of hours later I spotted the car parked at Poseidon's Square so I stopped for a little photo shoot. This is a Brenizer Method photo. Shot with the 85mm lens.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
How could I not ask Emelie Stenman for a portrait. There she was at Poseidon's Square in Handen the other day. Walking towards me, tanned, tattooed (and sweaty). Emelie lives in Tungelsta. She is a fitness fanatic who works as a personal trainer at a gym in Västerhaninge.
Monday, June 02, 2014
Moa is a secondary school student that would like to work in the fashion industry in the future. I noticed her long black slit dress and figured I needed to take her portrait. Top portrait shot with the 85mm lens, second photo with the 18-55 standard lens.
Sunday, June 01, 2014
This is Martin Eriksson from Hudiksvall (way up North). He was in Haninge visiting his girlfriend. He has been working in Norway for a while, at the Baneservice (Railway company). He used to compete in Mountain bike trial and has won the National Championships and finished second in the World Championships, so he has to be pretty good at the sport, despite giving it up a few years ago. When we met he had been out riding in the forests around the Rudan nature reserve in Handen. Today is Theme Day. Zest. That means Energy, vitality and enthusiasm, and I really think Martin has all of that.