As Western cultures, we live in fault based societies. We are thought to seek out our imperfections in order to improve on them. In an age where companies spend more on advertising than research and development, we are forced to believe that young, slim and beautiful is perfect. Anything else needs to be changed.
This video from US Coast Guard movie The Guardian was something that struck me when i saw it first and has stayed with me. I photograph people less than 5 feet in front of my camera. So many struggle with their image from facial features to ageing.
Getting old. It's earned.