Jan 29, 2019
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Portraits of the Human Body at 100 Years of Age

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A centenarian is a person who lives to or beyond the age of 100 years. In a photo series of the same name, photographer Anastasia Pottinger explores what the human body looks like at 100 years of age or older. As she explains:

This body of work was born out of the opportunity I had to photograph a 101 year old woman who volunteered, on her own accord, to model nude for me. It was merely an exercise in documenting her form in a beautiful way. My only instructions from her were to make sure she was not identifiable in the images. She was willing to do anything I asked of her.
 
When I later reviewed the images on my computer, I knew I was looking at something very special. It was when I began exhibiting the work that the idea to continue the series was born. The response to the images has been remarkable. Viewers are visibly moved by what they are looking at. Whether it’s wondering, “is this what I’m going to look like?” or remembering a loved one – the response seems to be universally emotional on some level.

 

You can see the complete 20-picture series on Anastasia’s website. If you know of a centenarian that is interested in participating, please contact Anastasia here.

 

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