Lyubov & Roza in San Francisco, California. Another addition to my “Old Friends” series.Read More
This is the second shoot in my "Old Friends" series. Lollie & Bill, two good friends, were a joy to shoot. Lollie is a renaissance woman who designs clothes and accessories, acts, models, directs films, and basically every creative thing you can think of! Bill is a filmmaker, and the two met when she was acting in one of his films. I highly encourage you to check out Lollie's portfolio - she's a ball of fire, as my grandpa would say. :)
Can you imagine us years from today,
Sharing a parkbench quietly
How terribly strange to be seventy
Old friends, memory brushes the same years,
Silently sharing the same fears
"Old Friends" by Simon & Garfunkel
The first in a new series that aims to explore what it means to age and challenge the notion that youth = beauty. I came across a video of a 102-year-old woman in a hospital bed who was watching a video of herself dancing in the 1930s. At the end of the video, they asked her, "How does it make you feel to see yourself dancing?" Her response: It makes me wish I could get up out of this bed and do it all over again. That comment will stay with me forever.
That's part of what this series is about: internalizing the fleeting nature of time and working to infuse each day with meaning. Age is a collection of experiences; it should be celebrated and valued.