Tuesday, October 14, 2008



Meet Karin Mörling. And one of her dogs, the three year old Border Collie Ned. Karin comes from Hestra, a small village in Småland, but lives in Lida in Haninge today. She is married and has two kids. As you might guess Karin's big hobby is sheep herding. I have seen and photographed her sheep at the Nedersta farm many times before, and today I got a chance to talk to her as she was preparing for a class. She showed me some of the herding calls, using both English and a sheepdog whistle as Ned moved a group of Suffolk sheep around. I've been doing this for ten years now she said. Karin is a member of a local herding dog club, Mälarmården that has around 120 members. Over the weekend she took part in a competition organised by the Swedish herding dog society. She's hoping to make it to the national championships sometime in the future. Karin also works as a dog trainer, and has studied psychology and leadership at the Linköping university. Here is a fun fact. Karin's dad googled his daughter and ended up looking at some of my photos! Perhaps he saw some of my Sheep on the run shots! As we were finishing talking and taking photos, her students started arriving and that was it.

This is my 95th photo for the 100 Strangers project. You can see the rest of my strangers in my Set.


Diederick Wijmans said...

I like your portraits with your descriptions very much indeed! It gives a good inside into what people do in their daily life.I'll be back.

Stefan Jansson said...

Only five more Strangers left now!