Above and Beyond Beauty

Making photos of beautiful youngsters is not what drives me to photography, although I do it occasionally, as in my last post Band of Friends. My blogger friend BadFish points out that I should stop doing it and return to shooting photos of a certain beautiful bridge that you can see as the header of this blog as well as photos of elderly people.  There you go. Here it is Baddie!

As some of you know, what really interests me is to capture beautiful, expressive senior citizens, whose faces make me curious to talk to them, learn from them, and never be afraid of getting old.

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Sharing my views and experiences with words and photos - taken with diverse angles - influenced by the multicultural countries I have lived and worked. I studied Psychology and have an MBA. After working for corporates, I became an entrepreneur and consultant. Cycling, hiking, windsurfing, cooking, reading, yoga, writing and photographing, are no longer just hobbies listed in a resume.

53 thoughts on “Above and Beyond Beauty

    1. Hi Denise, it’s nice to hear that. I hope you’ll enjoy even more to appreciate these kind of photos.
      I like to talk to them first and also ask their permission, but sometimes I just shoot from a discreet distance. It’s my favorite subject. Enjoy it! Thanks for visiting.

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    1. Hello, Carol. Nice to have you visiting. Thanks for your comment. And I’m happy to hear that you felt like that as well. That’s exactly what I try to convey. Aging is not bad, and there is so much to discover and learn from their experiences. It’s not that I believe that aging makes us automatically wiser or better, but it’s more about understanding and accepting our potential to evolve as people and find new ways of thinking, which are informed by our life experiences.

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    1. Why thank you, DJ. Your passion for macro is like my passion for portraits, and particularly of the elderly. I try to excel to be able to express a message on how they touch me. It’s rewarding to hear that you like it. Thank you.

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    1. I’m overwhelmed by your comment. Thank you. I did try to catch his eyes but he was so close that he would have caught me ‘invading’ his privacy. You’re right, when shooting candid portraits, we can’t have it all.

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  1. This photo makes me think of growing old. I mean I see the beauty in the photo, but it instills in me some sort of emotion, something about time, and how it won’t stand still, and how life looked years ago, and how we melt into old age. The photo makes me wonder about these things…and also red panties, which now I just can’t get out of my mind.

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    1. I was diving in your reflections and my empathy started building up till I felt the same emotion you described …but suddenly the red panties showed up! Again! 😭😭😉
      I’d better find another photo but now with men’s underwear! How about that?

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  2. …..and never be afraid of getting old.
    As every line on the face tells of some story to be told.
    To face things then is to be bold.
    These are people far valuable than gold.
    Have a nice weekend in the cold.
    Shiva
    🙂

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  3. Wonderful capture Lucile – full of emotion. But I love all your photos including the ‘Band of Friends’. I say ‘shoot what inspires you’ because that is how you inspire me 🤗

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  4. As Lisa says above, shoot ’em all! Your people shots, whether of young or old or in-between, are all glimpses into the souls of your subjects. (And your bridges and other views are not too shabby either! 🙂 )

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