By Karsten Thormaehlen
Fall in love with fifty two clever, fit, and cheerful 100-year-olds during this celebratory and uplifting artwork publication. a stunning and interesting exploration of what it's wish to be over a hundred years previous, Aging Gracefully invitations readers to seem into the face of a century of lifestyles event with photographs of centenarians captured by means of the compassionate, minimalist lens of photographer Karsten Thormaehlen. The awesome images are observed by way of brief bios of the centenarians, that includes costs and knowledge on love, foodstuff, humor, and residing with grace.
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Even her father, who did not often show his approval, praised her. At 14, Aline began work as a hairdresser, married her boss in her early 20s, and bore three children: a daughter and two sons, one of whom died at the early age of 19. She says that she didn’t really do much to become so old. ” She still likes to knit while listening her favorite music by Johann Strauss, takes care of the roses in the garden, and watches TV—especially reports, animal documentaries, or the regional channel of Alsace, where she has spent her entire life.
Gas lamps giving way to energy-saving electric bulbs. Aviation going from the rickety planes I once flew in to supersonic jets. On and on and on. What a wonderful world. I would have it no other way. Dr. Olivia Hooker’s hands INTRODUCTION Timeless Beauty Karsten Thormaehlen You might assume that as a professional photographer I’d prefer to put luxury goods, celebrities, and models in front of the lens. But my ultimate passion is photographing old people. Very old people. Maybe it is because, in my previous work as an advertising art director, I had sufficient opportunity to experience the life of a photographer as one would typically imagine it.
His advice to younger generations: “Work hard and do good. ” BORN MAY 9, 1912, IN MÖNCHBERG, GERMANY Berta Maria Frieda Preiss NIDDA, HESSE, GERMANY Berta is the youngest of five children. As was the norm for the women of her generation, she went “into service” at her aunt’s in Nidda, where she helped in the house and the inn. There she met her husband, Karl, with whom she ran a small local grocery store until the end of the 1970s. As she grew old, she still got around on her bike and cooked for her family, children, and grandchildren until she was nearly 100 years old.
Aging Gracefully: Portraits of People Over 100 by Karsten Thormaehlen