10 Incredible GIFs Showing How Aging Changes Our Appearance

10 Incredible GIFs Showing How Aging Changes Our Appearance

It's always amazing to see childhood photos of old people you know and see how they looked when they were our age (or younger). Sometimes they look almost identical, sometimes they look like 2 different people. Aging is something unpredictable and there is no real way to know how it's going to affect each face and what is going to be the 'final result'. In this interesting project, Jan Langer photographed 10 elderly people to match a photo taken of them 50-60 years earlier. Check out the before/after in 10 GIFs below.

One noticeable thing in all photos is the known 'random fact' that the ears and nose are 2 body parts that never stops growing and getting bigger - from birth to death.

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[Via Jan Langer, Aktuálně.cz]

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So this is what I have to look forward to?

Pretty much.

You have to remember these old folks are a different generation of people, they had a very hard life during the depression and lack of health care may have contributed to their more aged appearances. My grand dad was 90 when he died and he was hardly wrinkled at all, no skin spots either. He was pretty well off during the depression and wealthy enough to afford Rolls Royce health care (forget the Cadillac plan, not good enough for gramps.)

No. Support aging research. Look up SENS Foundation.

If you're lucky. If not, you will be dead instead.

Well, I'm sure those folks are good company so that's something to look forward too. Those that know you at such an age might not be so lucky with the attitude, as distinct from wit, you display here. The assumption today that insult = wit is a false one.

"The assumption today that insult = wit is a false one."

You make the assumption that it's an insult and that those people have good company. Many people live their life very lonely.

What a buzzkill lol

Wow - look at everyones ears. . . they just keep growing!!!

Noses too!

Gravity... it's a b*tch... :-)

That's cartilage for you, always trying to out do everything else.

Sean Shimmel's picture

As RUSH cryptically and hauntingly reminded (through morse code) in its Roll The Bones concert program, "Remember Death"

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Yeah, no consolation in growing old. One or two of those guys looked scarier when they were younger tho...

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What the hell is this? Those people look just as creepy then as they do now....Jesus...

Says the guy without his own creepy picture.

No, that is his picture. A circle and half moon.

I don't know if I am right! but I felt it should be young then slide to old

I think old to young is better. I makes you realize inside everyone of those old people is a young person.

hmmm, interesting way to think about it
cheers

Chronological seems more logical at first thought, but I like that abstract way of thinking, I agree!

But why should there be a young person inside each older one? It feels incredibly sad and certainly less dignified to fall to that assumption that age is something to be peeled back. Live for today.

Because that's the way it actually feels. Nobody who is 75 and looks in the mirror isn't a little bit shocked, because you *feel* like you are still the 7 year old boy or girl who first looked in the mirror. Aging isn't experienced the same way inside as it is from the outside.

The man isn't implying plastic surgery or a reverse aging process; he's suggesting to stop treating the aged negatively because they are no longer young appearing.
I stood on a train 8 hours after a train compartment full of people at least 10 years younger then I declined to offer an elderly woman a seat. And had the nerve to say they would not allow her to have a seat near them because then they would have to talk politely because she could hear them.
Live for today. So go to it. Must be better things to do than to surf the internet.
Nothing is sad at knowing the elderly still want to live the pleasant, active lives as they hopefully could when they were young. What's sad is people like you imply that should be denied to the elderly because you don't consider them beautiful anymore and hence not entitled to enjoy beautiful things as consider themselves beautiful or behave youthfully. Don't mistake obnoxious, faddish, Hollywood style 'cool' behavior for being youthful behavior. They are somewhat opposite. Hollywood faddish behavior is ghoulish and insulting and the clothing and language required to effect it changes over the years as fads while youthful behavior is helpful, vigorous, pleasant, and heartfelt at any age. What age shows in these people, is a respect for care and respect for others and that has to be learned at a young age. To suggest their innocent souls are less then what they were because they are no longer young is an affront to decency.
In fact if people were born with wrinkles and they lost a wrinkle for every good deed and every good thought in prayer for others they'd probably look something like the pictures of their youth. Very few would wind up with more wrinkles. Think of that.

Are these photos used in Haunted Houses to scare little kids?

Anyone else totally fixated by how much bigger these people's ears got? What's with our ears getting bigger as we get old?

I hope not my ears are already big enough.

I bet it's evolution's way of ensuring that we hear and smell better as we age since our senses diminish greatly as the years go on.

Your ears and your nose do not stop growing as you age - they are also one of the few places other than the gut that continue to produce stem cells.

I am an Obama fan, overall and not into making fun of him, but he must be afraid of that comment.

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