Golden Aged

"[i]n every culture, age, like any other important category, is organized
hierarchically. In the West youth is the valued term, the point of reference for defining who is old." (Kathleen Woodward)

The invisibility of older generations is a veritable issue, and yet old age is a gift. In light of the progressive ageing of the worldwide population, I want to celebrate the golden years; particularly in the youth-obsessed world of fashion, I wish to demonstrate that when it comes to style, older might well be wiser...

Susan Kirk
“Just have one more try — it’s dead easy to die, It’s the keeping-on-living that’s hard.”― Robert W. Service
From the project ‘Kensington Blues’, about the crime-ridden neighbourhood in Philadelphia by photojournalist Jeffrey Stockbridge 

Susan Kirk

“Just have one more try — it’s dead easy to die, 
It’s the keeping-on-living that’s hard.”
― Robert W. Service

From the project ‘Kensington Blues’, about the crime-ridden neighbourhood in Philadelphia by photojournalist Jeffrey Stockbridge 

humansofnewyork:

"I’m 99 years old. Everything from my neck down is shit. But everything from my neck up is as good as anyone else. How lucky is that?"

humansofnewyork:

"I’m 99 years old. Everything from my neck down is shit. But everything from my neck up is as good as anyone else. How lucky is that?"

LA woman
by Morad Bouchakour

LA woman

by Morad Bouchakour

Laure
by Lucile Godin

Laure

by Lucile Godin

This is a portrait of Aarne Bielefeldt, which was an outtake for the FT Weekend Magazine. Bielefeldt is a ‘freestyle beard-grower’ [I’m not entirely sure what that means].

This is a portrait of Aarne Bielefeldt, which was an outtake for the FT Weekend Magazine. Bielefeldt is a ‘freestyle beard-grower’ [I’m not entirely sure what that means].

The Ones We Love II
Here is another photo I loved from ‘The Ones We Love’. By Julia Kruger, who says of the series in general:
“These images deal with alteration and continuity as well as distance and closeness in places and people.”

The Ones We Love II

Here is another photo I loved from ‘The Ones We Love’. By Julia Kruger, who says of the series in general:

“These images deal with alteration and continuity as well as 
distance and closeness in places and people.”

The Ones We Love
This is a photo by Brendan George Ko of his parents, Yu Summ and Denn, who live on Maui. It was a submission I found on ‘The Ones We Love’, a photo platform that focuses on the photos people take of those they cherish and love.

The Ones We Love

This is a photo by Brendan George Ko of his parents, Yu Summ and Denn, who live on Maui. It was a submission I found on ‘The Ones We Love’, a photo platform that focuses on the photos people take of those they cherish and love.

Theatre of Memory
This is a photo of Kazuo Ohno from the above-named exhibition of Eikoh Hosoe.
Kazuo Ohno was a founder of Butoh, the influential Japanese dance-theatre form with a traditional look of darkness and decay that evoked the horrors of the wartime bombings of Japan.
 He died in 2010 at the age of 103, and had continued to perform beyond his 100th year.

Theatre of Memory

This is a photo of Kazuo Ohno from the above-named exhibition of Eikoh Hosoe.

Kazuo Ohno was a founder of Butoh, the influential Japanese dance-theatre form with a traditional look of darkness and decay that evoked the horrors of the wartime bombings of Japan.

He died in 2010 at the age of 103, and had continued to perform beyond his 100th year.

Elaine Stritch 
On confronting old age: -
"I don’t think I’m gonna die tomorrow or even two weeks from now, or even ever. I just don’t know — who the hell knows what’s gonna happen to them? Nobody! Isn’t that comforting? Nobody has a clue. I like that we don’t know. And I like that it’s somebody else’s decision, not mine."
Photo by Michelle Siu, 2012 - found at edithshead

Elaine Stritch

On confronting old age: -

"I don’t think I’m gonna die tomorrow or even two weeks from now, or even ever. I just don’t know — who the hell knows what’s gonna happen to them? Nobody! Isn’t that comforting? Nobody has a clue. I like that we don’t know. And I like that it’s somebody else’s decision, not mine."

Photo by Michelle Siu, 2012 - found at edithshead

(Source: michellesiu.wordpress.com)


Hidropark

Hidropark, in Kiev, sits upon two islands in the centre of the Ukranian capital. Photographer Freya Najade discovered the entertainment complex shortly before it was to be regenerated, making her photostory a poignant historical document of a Ukraine of the past. These were some of my favourite shots of the golden aged holidaymakers.

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