The Old World
How will people live in the year 2050? In “The Old World“ I am trying to imagine what our society could look like in the future. Probably we will encounter a completely different society. We will be surrounded by older waiters and waitresses, flight attendants and DJs. No more young supermodels, but beautiful women with grey hair will smile at us from advertising billboards. Old age as a phenomenon is going through a new Renaissance (the hashtag #greynaissance is one of the popular ones on Instagram) and this is a reflection of the trend in our society.
And this is not a surprise – ageing of population in Europe and Asia (the so-called “old world”) will continue. In 2017, I started working on my project “The Old World”: I photographed beautiful elderly women posing with dignity with the landscape or cityscape as a background. Their classical poses remind us of Italian painting of the Renaissance.