Monthly archives: June 2011

Flickr favorite: Gothenburg 1978 & 2011

Gothenburg 1978 & 2011
Photo by: Göran (Kartläsarn) (CC BY)

Flickr favorite: Piteå Summer Games 2010

Piteå Summer Games 2010
Photo by: Jonas N (CC BY SA)

Meeting Viktor the Singing Farmer in Northern Sweden

Viktor Boman the Singing Farmer - Photography by Lola Akinmade ÅkerströmViktor Boman the Singing Farmer - Photography by Lola Akinmade ÅkerströmI met 26-year old Viktor Boman two weeks ago in a tiny village in Northern Sweden. He’d showed up to sing at an 80-year old birthday party. More intriguing than his classical voice is that fact that Viktor is a third generation farmer who is currently planning on launching an egg farm with 30,000 hens this summer.

While he works fulltime on the farm in addition to a side gig as a business developer for small companies, he also spends most weekends singing at funerals, birthday parties, weddings, and other small local events. Inspired by musicals acts like Josh Groban and Andrea Bocelli, Viktor dreams of one day singing at a professional level, but in the meantime, he’s focusing on launching his egg farm.

I recorded Viktor singing to the 80-year old celebrant in a barn without a microphone.

Flickr favorite: Martin

Martin
Photo by: Ulf Bodin (CC BY NC SA)

Flickr favorite: Gröna Lund Joyride

Gröna Lund Joyride
Photo by: Batman (CC BY NC ND)