Sunday, May 22, 2016


Most of the times when I am out looking to take a street portrait I try to find a detail that stands out a bit. I noticed this woman's headscarf when I passed her on the bike in Handen. So I turned around and complimented her on the scarf and asked if I could take her portrait. She was in a hurry so I didn't get more than her name, Nina. But there was something familiar about her so a little later I took out my smart phone and did a search. And that's when I realised that we had met before! Two cameras ago. I took Nina's portrait on a very warm Summer's day back in 2009, and she wore a similar scarf on that day as well.


Lasse Jansson said...

Med tanke på att det hänger ut en vit sladd ur huvudbonaden kan man undra om det är en elektrisk filt hon har virat runt huvudet. Hur som helst är det ett trevligt porträtt som du lyckades fånga trots tidsbrist.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Nina wears her scarves well! Soon be the hottest day of the year again Steffe :)

Kate said...

A very interesting encounter; I'm surprised that she didn't recall your initial meeting since I doubt that not too many men on bikes ask to take your photo. I like the turban she's wearing on this photo better than the one in the link of your first portrait of her. I just saw your comment on Jack Keane's blog about the greenhouse. Love the fact that one (or more?) are part of your family's history. As I mentioned on Jack's post, when I taught poetry, I used the following poem without its title, asking the students to identify the scene and what was happening. Thought you might enjoy reading it:
Child on Top A Greenhouse

The wind billowing out the seat of my britches,
My feet crackling splinters of glass and dried putty,
The half-grown chrysanthemums staring up like accusers,
Up through the streaked glass, flashing with sunlight,
A few white clouds all rushing eastward,
A line of elms plunging and tossing like horses,
And everyone, everyone pointing up and shouting!
by Theodore Roethke

William Kendall said...

An excellent portrait shot, Stefan.

Stefan Jansson said...

Ha ha, så måste det förstås vara Lasse!

That would be nice Grace we were only a few degrees from that today.

I do look a bit different today. My family owned a greenhouse nursery for around 90 years Kate.

Sharon Anck said...

How fun to find out you photographed this young lady before. It looks like she likes unusual head scarves. She looks great in them too.

Jack said...

A penchant for head scarves? I don't see that very often. Isn'r Kate sweet to share her poems?

cara said...

It looks like she comes up again in one of the "you might like" suggestions - with no scarf and her hair down (15th June 2014). That's pretty funny. I wonder if she is at all curious about this bloke keeps stopping her for a photo!

Stefan Jansson said...

Ha ha, that is a completely different Nina Cara.