Older people are a very much overlooked and underrated demographic. Anastasia Pottinger is a photographer who has put immense effort into bringing out the beauty of the elderly. In one of her portrait series, she particularly features centenarians, who are people that have lived 100 years or more. This absolutely striking and unique collection of portraits of centenarians has been compiled into a book named “100: What Time Creates”. These mesmerizing photographs will surely offer you a detailed observation of the beauty of loving, valuing, and appreciating the changes our bodies go through as we grow older.
Modern society is quite obsessed with looking young, and some people go to unbelievable lengths to retain their youthful looks. This is what inspired Anastasia to focus on older subjects. It’s common to see how social media heavily promotes toxic beauty and standards anti-aging sentiments. However, Anastasia loves and celebrates the true experience of a long life. Using her skills and intuitive perspectives, she captures raw, charming, and heart-touching photographs of real aging bodies. In addition to capturing older people in this series, Anastasia also excels at child photography. Although these two genres appear to belong in opposite extremes, both of them perfectly suit Anastasia’s authentic, real, and relaxed artistic approach which beautifully captures humans as they are.
You will come across more of her work on the website for Rogue Studios. Also, you can buy her book, 100: What Time Creates, on Amazon. So, if you’re interested in her magnificent portraits of elderly people, check out the pictures below, and share your thoughts with us in the comments.