Reflections: Portraits of the Elderly as They Once Were

Reflections: Portraits of the Elderly as They Once Were

My eye recently got pulled towards "Reflections". A photo series by Tom Hussey, where he portrays the elderly as they reflect on their younger selves in the mirror. This is a wonderfully done series that gives you pause to think, about the passage of time and the lives we are living.

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Love the concept, beautifully done. 

This is nice!

Completely evocative. When pictures speak to the viewer deep inside, this is to have succeeded. Color me moved.

How beautiful. I love it. Very well done Tom.

Nicholas Gonzalez's picture

So many people showcase images, assisted by photoshop, as a magic trick to show off. It's beautiful to see how certain techniques can create powerful stories. 


Eric Gould's picture

Might be my all time favorite!

This is a superb idea and really wonderfully done. :)

Very interesting and well executed.

Very beautiful and quite moving.

How beautiful. Thank you for creating this.

Garrett Graham's picture

Love it very nice!

Absolutely amazing and beautiful. I'm sharing this with everyone I know!

well done, I like

Amazing. Visual representation of how much the elderly in our society have experienced and can teach us. Best thing I've seen all day. 

This is so great! I work in a nursing home and many of my residents have alzheimer's -- one of my guys doesn't see himself when he looks in the mirror, he thinks he's looking through a window and seeing his good friend

my wonderful Dad used to look in his mirror and say " Who you? " ... he also used to tell the kids " your belly button is for your salt when you are eating tomatoes in bed .... "
I miss him

Your dad sounds like he was a pretty cool guy.

that he definitely was - the epitomy of a rare old fashioned gentleman ... I never once witnessed him saying anything mean about anyone - ever - and he is sorely missed

Blessings on your Dad!

The last one really got me teary eyed since my grandma is a nurse and it's becoming painfully aware of how frail and old they are getting.. 

and yet, there is a younger nurse behind struck me more as a "new generation follows those that have gone on before"

My mom is also a nurse. I saw this as 'I am here to help you, as you have spent your whole life helping others.'

Prem Mukherjee's picture

This is one of the coolest photo ideas I've seen in a while.  great job!

A wonderful idea, very sympathetically executed.  Once again, the simplest idea turns out to be the best.  

Love it!

Sid J's picture

Very nicely done, beautiful concept

amazing !

Most enjoyable thanks

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