The Perception of Age

This is the project that shifted the way I view and pursue photography. I was in my early 30's and every time I shared my age with someone, comments about how I looked were quick to follow. These remarks got me thinking, what does age look like and why do we think it looks like that? I started photographing and interviewing people around me, asking them what they thought age looked like. The project documented perceptions from Washington to California and participants ranged from infants to the elderly. It included my family and strangers. My great grandmother was among the last to be photographed for this project. She passed away shortly after being photographed and I need to take a break from this project. During that break, I experienced a hard drive malfunction and lost nearly all of the images, interviews, and notes associated with this project. These are the few images that were recovered.