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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beautifully lit, and emotionally poignant. congrats and thank you!

Absolutely the most precious things I have seen. People forget we are not born old. We were vital in the world once.

How/where can I have one of these made for my dad? He's 70 yrs old now and a picture of him looking at himself in his Navy uniform 50 yrs ago would be a gift I'm sure he'd love. Any guidance would be very much appreciated!! Thank you!!
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Great series. Even still, it makes me a little sad. I guess thinking about one's mortality tends to do that. - Noah

Oh yes it is wonderfully done, very moving actually...

OFTEN PEOPLE LOOK HAPPIER WHEN THEY'RE OLD. IF IN DECENT SHAPE PHYSICALLY AND AT HOME NOT IN A NURSING HOME OR WHATEVER THE EUPHEMISM IS THESE DAYS.

All that past is what you are.Thanks God for it.

a most stunning series of photographs and so powerful

http://www.polyarchy.org/enough/anthology/poems/kate.html Reminds me so much of Kate's Poem Thank you....a fantastic idea!

I have no pictures of my grandmother as a girl, teenager or young woman. Is there a process to do this so my father can see what his mother looked like when she was young? Susan

I am new here. I am wondering if there's a way to take the picture of my father's mother (my Dad is 90 now), and find out what my Grandma looked like when she was young. This would be for my father, as there are no picture of her as a young woman or girl. Is there a way to do this?

Absolutely love this .. Would it be ok to use some of the images for my thesis book. I will give photo credit!

Really an amazing series of images, but a little depressing. Maybe because I have a Bday coming up and I'm feeling old. http://optimizedude.com/photography-wordpress-themes/