“A 20-year-old model photographed as if she were 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 & 60 years old.”

Via elephant journal
on Apr 28, 2012
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“Before you know it it’s 3 am and you’re 80 years old and you can’t remember what it was like to have 20-year-old thoughts or a 10-year-old heart.” ~ Anita Spallenberg

Life is short. Use it wisely!

“Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.”

Aging happens to the best of us. Perfection is illusion. Nobody gets out of life alive. Here’s three photos out of a series of six:

Aging happens to each of us. It’s how we shape our wrinkles—with openness, smiles, genuine heart of sadness–that matters.

Click here for the rest.

10 years old ↓

20 years old ↓

30 years old ↓

40 years old ↓

50 years old ↓

60 years old ↓

“The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life. And the body is born young and grows old. That is life’s tragedy.” ~ Oscar Wilde

For more:

Every body gets Old.

Truly beautiful fashion:


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23 Responses to ““A 20-year-old model photographed as if she were 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 & 60 years old.””

  1. catnipkiss says:

    Interesting photo shoot! The 30 year old looks like she's on drugs, though. Still a beautiful lady through all those "years"; makes one think, doesn't it…..?

  2. Jason Gan says:

    All it does is test our understanding of socio-cultural stereotypes and trends. The 60+ age group seems to be most appealing, as I seem to associate the power dressing with Christopher Lee and the Jedi.

  3. Tamara says:

    Awesome and interesting post Waylon!

  4. Jen says:

    Honestly I think they mixed up the 40 and 50…

  5. The french text underneath puts the shoot in context. It's a health campaign against things such as smoking, botox, sun damage etc. The french are trying to get women to protect themselves and their skin rather than fall into traps of what they think society wants them to see.

  6. Waylon says:

    Little Tree Yogis
    This French campaign is designed to promote healthy living. The textual context underneath puts it into perspective. – It's encouraging women to look after their skin with ideas such as saying no to smoking, botox, tanning etc, but yes to s…un protection, healthy eating and lifestyles. We definitely have the power to keep our skin looking young, we just have to learn to do it properly, without falling into the trap of what women think society wants them to look like. Yes to healthy skin thanks! 🙂

    Jeffrey Ringer very interesting photo shoot

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  8. Keri says:

    This would be far more interesting if instead of photos, they were journal entries….Perhaps then we’d see a more truthful reflection of the beauty of aging.

  9. Bob says:

    I can't see the rest of them because it is asking for a password for the site? Does anyone know the password or how to see the other 3 photos? I am curious to see the 60 year old one. Thanks.

  10. Pam says:

    Most photos look good, except for 60 . She looks too demure and needs a zesty, fun and lively look!.

  11. sally sue says:

    It's all fine to support healthy living but the 50 and 60 photos especially aren't realistic. Taking care of your skin won't save you from all the wrinkles and laugh lines that indicate a life well lived.

  12. lisa says:

    My 30s were the best time of my life…and I am now 50.

  13. Kwei Quartey says:

    Although 60 is hardly “old” anymore. I guess it’s all relative though

  14. Kristy says:

    Why is the 10 year old one NAKED???? and why is the 30 year old looking like a smack head ??

  15. Kishi says:

    And why does the 60 year old have the classic "old lady" haircut? Not only is that hairdo aging, but also very unattractive. Must there be that tired old taboo that women of a "certain" age have to have little mushroom cuts? And she's all covered up–again, the 60 year old can't be sexy. Long sleeves, all in black, high neckline. Is she going to a funeral? And the 30 year old looks like she's on drugs. Overall, pretty silly.

  16. Neil says:

    Why were the 70 and 80 year old gals left out? They are the most interesting and wisest.

  17. Courtney says:

    Something seems to happen around 23 and most of us seem to go through 5-10 rough years. 40 looks damn glorious! Though I'm excited about my 30s. I've never heard anyone complain about their 30s.

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