We don't usually see senior people as a face of any main stream brand. Advertisers ignore the 50-plus demographic. They are becoming a forgotten generation not just in media, but sadly in our lives too. This project focuses on these pillars of every family. Let's photograph our elders, and preserve their legacy for our future generations.
50 days over 50 project is a tribute to my dad where I get to honor the above 50 age group and photograph them in all their charm and glory.
THE STORY BEHIND THE PROJECT
I lost my dad 2.5 months ago. I always wanted to photograph him but I couldn’t see him since I became a photographer, and now I never can. This portrait of my mom that I took 2 years ago is so powerful now and it will only become priceless with time. This will hang on my wall in the most beautiful frame, where I can see it everyday. My daughter can see it everyday and hopefully her daughter someday.
As a tribute to my dad, I’m on a mission to photograph 10 men and women over 50 in next 50 days, starting Feb 1st, 2018. Let me photograph you/your parents/your grandparents.
PORTRAITS FROM THE PROJECT
I absolutely adore this generational portrait of these strong women. Amy wanted to participate in this project to create photographs of her mom and grandma. This is my favorite portrait from their session and when I think how precious this picture will become with time....
This is what makes this life journey meaningful to me.
Marsha and Sarah were a true joy to photograph. With their poise and smiles, they made it so easy for me. This picture of them together is my favorite:
I have known Rosa for 7 years now and this lady is true class! She's one of the best people I have known and I'm fortunate to call her a friend. Can you tell she's 61? Bold, beautiful and sexy! I love these portraits of her:
Norman will celebrate his 80th birthday this month! Can you believe it? His energy can put anyone to shame. His sense of humor is so awesome, it's easy to lost track of time with him. I have photographed his grand daughter, Kara's family a few times. When Kara came across this project, she approached me wanting to create a portrait of Norman to gift him on his 80th birthday. We didn't just create a portrait of him, but his beautiful wife, daughter and son-in-law were able to join as well. Happy 80th birthday to Norman!
Check out these magazine worthy images from their session:
Kristi just turned 60 and has so much grace and finesse. She was quite a sport when I asked her to dance as soon as she stepped in front of my camera. I love how her eyes instantly lit up. I love that she loves black and white images too! I'm in love with all these images of her and especially the one with her daughter, Lauren. Every daughter deserves a picture like this of her with her mom. Thank you, Lauren, for letting me photograph your beautiful mom. It was such a pleasure to get to know and photograph her for her 60th birthday celebration.
Then I got to photograph Rose! Wow, I was so touched by her story, strength and the beauty she radiates from within. We take life and time for granted and ignore self-care because really, who has time for it? Rose is a breast cancer survivor and meeting this beautiful lady and hearing her journey really made me realize life is too fragile to not really LIVE. Thank you Rose, for giving me the opportunity to photograph you. I'm humbled and can't quit counting my blessings to have gotten to know a person like you.
This project has not only brought me peace but has allowed me to be a better person. I'm thankful for being able to create these memories and beautiful portraits that I know will be cherished for many many years by their loved ones.
This project has filled my heart like none other. I can't wait to start my next personal project and see where that takes me. I hope you will continue to join me on that journey as well.