Aging Gracefully

PhotographerMara Zaslove
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

These images are from my series titled 'Aging Gracefully'. They document an 87 year old woman who is vibrant and has a lust for life. She is comfortable in her own skin and open to adventure. Her attitude is one of joyfulness and embraces every day to the fullest. She is the antithesis of those who struggle with and are threatened by aging. Providing this visual will hopefully provide insight into the aging process and how a positive attitude and lifestyle can effect one's passage.

About Photographer

Although a native Californian, I have traveled extensively throughout this country and abroad. The bulk of my portfolio revolves around my exploration of people, cultures and environments and mirrors my love of form and design. Traveling affords me the opportunity to record the primal beauty of the human spirit within its established settings. When I look through my camera, I am drawn towards a composition that tells a story. Photography has ignited a passion that has interwoven my view of the world with my life experiences. The outcome results in an unfolding documentation of the world in which we live. I focus on a variety of motifs and primarily rely on natural light to reflect an array of patterns and interrelationships. At times, I engage my subjects but also utilize my telephoto to capture candid shots that exude a sense of humor and humanity.