Watch Humans Age From 1 Year Old To 100 Years Old

Using a Panasonic GH2, Dutch filmmaker Jeroen Wolf captured people ranging from 1-year young to 100-years old. It's simple — the person stares at the camera at states their age — yet incredibly touching to see the growth and experience you earn as the years add up.

Wolf actually started the project last October by documenting people in Amsterdam but the project petered out because it was difficult to find very young and very old subjects. Wolf says:

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.

It's a lovely project. [Vimeo via PetaPixel]


Comments

    Wow, brilliant. Equal parts inspiring and depressing. We are all on a journey where we know the destination but are figuring out the route on the way.

    That's Why we must respect and listen to the wisdom and experience of those older than us ... they are a underutilised resources

      Just because someone's old, doesn't mean they're knowledgeable; It just means they've had more opportunity to BE knowledgeable. Wisdom and experience only comes if you care about being wise and mindful of what you go through. I've met plenty of old people who's words I wouldn't even glance a second thought at.

    it dont work

    So depressing that by half way through the video, they already started looking old and frail... I'm 27 :(

    Damn there were some very unusual and scary looking people in that vid. Perhaps zooming out a bit next time eh?

    I think 31 is fibbing :)

    ...... so many ugly people.

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