"[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...
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.
"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."
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Najade discovered the entertainment complex shortly before it was to be regenerated, making her photostory a poignant historical document of a Ukraine of the past.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.