The Beauty of Patina-Just Not on Our Faces!
|OLD Giant Redwoods! Love'em!|
I don't have the answers either. Facing a big number birthday the end of February this year is not something I'm looking forward to. I don't like knowing that things start to not work as well and vintage is more a negative connotation than something that should be collected! Collecting old dolls maybe, but not old women! Can we truly accept how we look as we age? Why don't we want to be old?
|OLD! Stonehenge -Tourists come from all over to see this!|
|Bratislava, Hungary-I love shooting OLD places!|
As a beauty portrait photographer, I am exposed to other women who don't want to show any signs of age and want a quick face lift via Photoshop. Me too! We never feel our age inside most days. Many people in their later years will say they still envision themselves in their '20's or '30's. Perhaps we want the gift wrapping to match the present inside:) Denying aging is not going to go away. Americans spend over $88 BILLION-yes, THAT many zeros, on anti-aging products. The marketers won't let us accept our age. And I will continue to fight the gray and wield my magic Photoshop skills to erase the patina we have earned but don't welcome!