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Aging Gracefully: Portraits of People Over 100 by Karsten Thormaehlen

By Karsten Thormaehlen

Fall in love with fifty two clever, fit, and cheerful 100-year-olds during this celebratory and uplifting artwork publication. a gorgeous and engaging exploration of what it truly is prefer to be over a hundred years outdated, Aging Gracefully invitations readers to seem into the face of a century of existence adventure with pix of centenarians captured through the compassionate, minimalist lens of photographer Karsten Thormaehlen. The awesome photos are observed through brief bios of the centenarians, that includes charges and knowledge on love, nutrients, humor, and dwelling with grace.

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It is a region known for being home to the many of the world’s centenarians. Tonia lives with her grandnephew’s family—she never married and has no children—and worked all her life as a housemaid. In her 20s, she worked for a retired officer who was part of the Spedizione dei Mille (Expedition of the Thousands), who fought under Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807–82) against the French Bourbon army. Her advice for how to live a long life? ” BORN JANUARY 25, 1913, IN CHAGUARPAMBA, ECUADOR Ursulina de Jesus Ochoa Ontaneda LOJA, ECUADOR A former modist—a mix between stylist, fashion designer and tailor—Ursulina is convinced that to achieve a long life it is necessary to stay young in your mind.

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.

She traveled often with him to Europe and visited her favorite cities, Paris and Rome. Although he has been dead for 35 years now, she still misses him every day. But María also says she still has a wonderful life. Today she likes to go for walks with her 80-year-old sister, Consuelo, and enjoys cooking. ” BORN JUNE 2, 1913, IN ILLORAI, ITALY Don Giovanni Carta ILLORAI, SASSARI PROVINCE, SARDINIA, ITALY Don Giovanni lived in Brazil for nearly half a century, where the Catholic Church sent him as a missionary.

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