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...

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Najade discovered the entertainment complex shortly before it was to be regenerated, making her photostory a poignant historical document of a Ukraine of the past.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

i am getting so far out one day i won’t come back at…
by illustrator mark powell

i am getting so far out one day i won’t come back at…

by illustrator mark powell

by Colombian photographer Matías Espinosa 

by Colombian photographer Matías Espinosa 

Solitos Caminamos
[alone we walk] - painting by Carmen Boullosa in her current exhibition at the Carrillo Gil, Mexico City

Solitos Caminamos

[alone we walk] - painting by Carmen Boullosa in her current exhibition at the Carrillo Gil, Mexico City


i ain’t got time/i ain’t got long to stay here

A few minutes of the captivating Thomas Bennett caught on film by Nathan Honnold. Thomas is a war veteran with a penchant for badges and Krispy Kremes. He also sets a very high standard for golden aged style.

(Source: vimeo.com)


"Si vous n’avez rien à me dire…" 

Françoise Hardy released an album, L’amour fou, in 2012. She is 70.

(Source: youtube.com)

If at eighty you’re not a cripple or an invalid, if you have your health, if you still enjoy a good walk, a good meal (with all the trimmings), if you can sleep without first taking a pill, if birds and flowers, mountains and sea still inspire you, you are a most fortunate individual and you should get down on your knees morning and night and thank the good Lord for his savin’ and keepin’ power. If you are young in years but already weary in spirit, already on the way to becoming an automaton, it may do you good to say to your boss — under your breath, of course — “Fuck you, Jack! You don’t own me!” … If you can fall in love again and again, if you can forgive your parents for the crime of bringing you into the world, if you are content to get nowhere, just take each day as it comes, if you can forgive as well as forget, if you can keep from growing sour, surly, bitter and cynical, man you’ve got it half licked.
—Henry Miller, an extract from ‘On Turning Eighty’

If at eighty you’re not a cripple or an invalid, if you have your health, if you still enjoy a good walk, a good meal (with all the trimmings), if you can sleep without first taking a pill, if birds and flowers, mountains and sea still inspire you, you are a most fortunate individual and you should get down on your knees morning and night and thank the good Lord for his savin’ and keepin’ power. If you are young in years but already weary in spirit, already on the way to becoming an automaton, it may do you good to say to your boss — under your breath, of course — “Fuck you, Jack! You don’t own me!” … If you can fall in love again and again, if you can forgive your parents for the crime of bringing you into the world, if you are content to get nowhere, just take each day as it comes, if you can forgive as well as forget, if you can keep from growing sour, surly, bitter and cynical, man you’ve got it half licked.

—Henry Miller, an extract from ‘On Turning Eighty’

Golden aged thriftin’
humansofnewyork:

"I got this jacket for $1 at The Salvation Army!"

Golden aged thriftin’

humansofnewyork:

"I got this jacket for $1 at The Salvation Army!"

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