Watching this clip I had some moods, from smiling to almost crying. I don’t know why…
I left two messages on the youtube page:
1. If all people will be like the one in this clip, I will emigrate TOMORROW to Amsterdam. 🙂
2. The smile on the old faces make you love them… 100 years old is so…. young?!?
Before watching the clip, don’t miss the description:
In October 2011 I started documenting people in the city of Amsterdam, approaching them in the street and asking them to say their age in front of the camera. My aim was to ‘collect’ a group of 100 people, from age 0 to 100. At first my collection grew fast but slowed down when it got down to the very young and very old. The young because of sensivity around filming or photographing children and the very old because they don’t get out of the house much. I found my very old ‘models’ in care homes and it was a privilege to document these -often vulnerable- people for this project. I had particular problems finding a 99 year-old. (Apparently 100 year-olds enjoy notoriety, but a 99 year-old is a rare species…) And when I finally did find one, she refused to state her age. She simply denied being 99 years old! But finally, some 4 months after I recorded my first ‘age’, I was able to capture the ‘missing link’ and conclude this project. Enjoy.
(By the way: together these people have lived 5050 years…)
Shot on a Panasonic GH2
Lenses: mostly a Cosmicar 25mm 1.4 and a Panasonic 20mm 1.7
Maybe the idea should be “borrowed” by the other nations too.
A movie for every nation in the world… all of them to be linked on that page as “respond to this video…”