Portrait images places the highlight on the fantastic thing about age –

Exploring the topic of magnificence has been a well-liked pursuit in artistic disciplines like portrait images, and we see it portrayed in many alternative methods. We see it lots in themes and topics like trend, the human physique, landscapes and nature.

We search to have magnificence in our lives and respect seeing it in our environment. It’s given consideration on social media and we try to point out the world how we create and seize it.

For Rotterdam-based portrait photographer Laura Zalenga, nevertheless, it’s not solely discovered within the youthful faces that grace many journal covers and dominate screens of all types. This concept impressed her to do a portrait images venture to point out magnificence that’s solely seen on faces carved by life and the passing of time.

Faces that inform about life

“Throughout my yr as an Adobe Artistic Resident, I explored the fantastic thing about age, attributable to questioning why our magnificence excellent nonetheless tends to circle round younger, easy pores and skin as an alternative of faces that already inform some life,” Zalenga mentioned in her project statement. “The venture seeks to encourage folks to point out curiosity in age, to study its magnificence, to fulfill aged folks and have conversations and friendships with them.”

For this visible exploration, she created some stunning and highly effective portraits of two ladies of their 70s on the time. She additionally picked some easy but additionally swish settings that proved efficient not solely in highlighting their options but additionally in portraying them as robust and stylish ladies.

“To me there’s something so magical about these two ladies who’re each residing on this planet for greater than 70 years.”

The poignant venture noticed Zalenga that includes extra faces to showcase what she thought of to be the invisible great thing about age, one which has no expiry date and turns into extra attention-grabbing in time. Whereas she was not the primary to seek out attention-grabbing characters and tales within the aged to {photograph}, I feel she is without doubt one of the first to take action with a singular method to depicting magnificence.

A solemn temper to match

For me, this choice stands out in comparison with the remainder of the images within the venture as a result of it has a solemn ambiance that matches how the ladies share a timeless grace with nature. It reminds us that the essence of their magnificence doesn’t actually fade even with the passing of time or bodily change.

I additionally like how the settings permit the themes to work together or join with their environment to create a dynamic and emotive picture. The largely impartial colour palette can be becoming of the class that the themes exude of their respective portraits. General, I feel this venture is a superb initiative that encourages us to take a look at magnificence and getting older in another way in distinction to what we’ve been conditioned to.

Don’t overlook to go to Laura Zalenga’s website and Behance portfolio to see extra of portrait images, in addition to the Beauty of Age web site and Instagram to study extra in regards to the venture.

All images by Laura Zalenga. Used with Creative Commons permission.