Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Three moments in time from Grand Prix Raggarbil 2016. A girl sitting on a car top with a party whistle in her mouth at Vegabaren. Two "raggare" arriving in style to the big meet, sitting in the trunk of a red Impala downing a beer. A tired guy resting on a mattrees on the top of another car.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
So the plan for me at the big greaser meet at Vegabaren over the weekend was to shoot a lot of portraits with the full frame Canon (the 6D), using the Nifty Fifty lens. And to shoot the rest of the photos with the old Canon, using the silent zoom lens. Arriving to the meet I parked my bike and walked in. Immediately surrounded by interesting people and cool cars I reached for the cameras only to realise that I had left the battery to the 6D at home in the charger! Which is why both these portraits of the blond cutie were taken with the old Canon. She was sitting in a car looking a bit bored so I asked her to step out into the sunshine so that I could take a portrait. Earlier in the day I had already taken the candid photo of her.
Monday, August 29, 2016
Sunday, August 28, 2016
The big greaser meet Grand Prix Raggarbil at Vegabaren in Handen is heaven for street photography. This year I decided to shoot more portraits. Most of them candid snaps. Expect more to come in the coming days. The little girs was very impressed by that skull on the car.
Saturday, August 27, 2016
I spent nearly for hours at Vegabaren in Handen today. It was time for the annual greaser meet. Raggare from all over Sweden got together for a few hours of fun. This is a unique Swedish subculture. Hundreds of American classic cars. A few hot babes. Some cool dudes, and a lot of sunshine. I have enough photos for a few years of blogging.
Friday, August 26, 2016
Summer returned and with it my lust for street portraits. I was enjoying a light lunch (two hot dogs), when a girl walked past where I was sitting. A couple of minutes later I spotted her from the bike and decided to ask her for a portrait. This is Jonna. Originally from up North, she grew up in Sundsvall Jonna lives in Haninge these days. She works at an insurance company. One of her big hobbies is music. She enjoyes Indie Rock and tries to go to as many festivals as she can.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
You need a bit of luck sometimes. I was on my way home from the motorcycle meet a few days ago, when I noticed a few cars parked on both sides on the road at the Jordbro industrial area. Normally there's never anything parked there so I decided to check it out, and I'm glad I did. Turned out to be a muscle car meet at the Shell station. Only announced via Facebook to the people interested in partaking. Around 100 muscle cars had filled up the station and people of all ages were looking, discussing, photographing or just sitting around taking it all in. Enjoy the slideshow.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
It was nice of Summer to return to Haninge again. I stopped by the beach yesterday. No swimming for me but it was nice and sunny. This girl was at the beach with her boyfriend. They had chairs with them and hats and sat on the grassy area before deciding on some hard sunbathing on the sand.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
I'm probably not up to date with the different cultural etiquette rules, so I can't be sure what this one means. Two of four German guys that I spotted at the beach today.
Monday, August 22, 2016
Sunday, August 21, 2016
My second post from The Easy Rider festival, held every year at the famous Vegabaren in Handen. This was a cool Bike. A Boss Hoss. Just like the bike I showed you yesterday it is a bit on the expensive side. I took the first photo with my old Canon and the other two with the full frame camera. Oh, and there is a road with several dead man's curves not far from here along Slingerbulten in Tungelsta.
Saturday, August 20, 2016
I visited the annual motorcycle meet at Vegabaren in Handen today. The Easy Rider Festival. Summer had returned and it was warm and sunny. Unfortunately the meet collided with the big Mälaren Runt motorcycle race which attracts around 25 000 riders, so Vegabaren wasn't too crowded this time around. This is a Boss Hoss bike. It will set you back nearly a million SEK.
Friday, August 19, 2016
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Hundreds of cars are being torched at the moment all around Sweden. Mostly in the suburbs. It is a new tradition. Dating back a few years, usually the week before the schools open again. This one looks to have been stolen first, and the torched at Hanveden, from where many people get their drinking water, including the Coca-Cola plant. Article in English about it at The Local.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
I took a few candid photos during the rock festival "Trädgårdsrocken", on Saturday, although I was spotted on a few occasions like you can see here when both Janne Jogenstedt and Victor St. Ekvall notices me. It was a fun day. Lots of new bands to listen to, and a few I had seen and heard before. I missed a few of them as I had to leave the park a few times during the day. If you have a minute feel free to look through the slideshow with all the photos from the festival, rock on!
Monday, August 15, 2016
Two bands at the "Trädgårdsrocken" festival in the park in Tungelsta on Saturday played Psychobilly. That is a mix of punk and rockabilly. These guys are The Intolerants. They played for 45 minutes, sounded great live. Lots of tattoos on these guys, that's for sure. The singer was a bit special. He walked out into the crowds and sang from there, when he wasn't sitting on the stage, or asking peoples names and what have you.
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Quite a few photographers at the Trädgårdsrocken music festival in Tungelsta yesterday. First photo shows Fonzi TheBeast Bolin. He represents Artists Against Cancer. They were selling t-shirts at the festival. No idea who the second photographer is but lets call him The Scorpion because of his tattoo.
Saturday, August 13, 2016
The annual rock concert in the park in Tungelsta is under way. The event is known as Trädgårdsrocken. Warm and sunny, but not as hot as the last couple of years. The park is slowly filling up with people. The first act to perform was this guy. TAZ.
Friday, August 12, 2016
The Century old station house in Tungelsta reflected in the new addition to the commuter platform, built this Summer. Traffic started again this week, but it will be a while longer until everything is finished.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
After one week in bed with a serious back pain I was up and running (biking), again today. My first stop was the old tree. My next stop was the convenient store, Konsum in Västerhaninge. I was only going to buy two items, and when I noticed that it was a gigantic queue I shouted to one of the employees to open a second register. I can't do that she shouted back and pointed to a police officer. Two stores at the shopping centre had just been robbed, and a couple of employees had overpowered the robber! When I looked around I also noticed the police tape.
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
This guy has to be a serious weightlifter. Spotted at Poseidon's square in Handen before I hurt my back. It has been a brutal week. I have spent it mostly in bed with a serious back pain. Don't actually remember much from the last week or so and that is thanks to all the painkillers.
Monday, August 08, 2016
Sunday, August 07, 2016
People watching at Poseidon's square. If you keep at it for a while chances are that you will see the same people twice. Like this hand holding couple that was on their way to the grocery store at the Haninge mall earlier in the week.
Saturday, August 06, 2016
People watching is great fun. I spotted this couple sitting next to the stairs at Poseidon's square earlier in the week. Very busy on their smartphones. A little later the came walking towards me, still very busy on their smartphones. But then again I was busy on my DSLR.