1 to 100 Years Project is an awesome portrait project by Belgian photographer Edouard Janssens in which he photographed 100 women and 100 men at each age between 1 and 100. His goal was to show the aging process in a positive manner and to provide an interesting visualization of the link between generations. He didn’t handpick the subjects either — all the participants volunteered through the project’s website (excluding the kids, of course).
Interestingly enough, Janssens himself appears in the project — his self-portrait can be seen at number 50 on the men’s side.
The photographs were also arranged into slideshow videos:
I watch the sky and imagine what patterns the clouds and stars will make on my film.
I watch the water, the leaves on the trees, passing cars, changing shadows, smoke from chimneys, whatever is around. Wind, rain, mist, etc., all have effects on the eventual image.
We live pretty fast-paced lives so it is a luxury to be able to slow down and better appreciate some of the more subtle effects of nature that we can so easily miss or take for granted.
We had a family picnic today. I spent most of the time bonding with this lovely fellow, who I get to take care of for the next week while his parents are on vacation!