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the passage of time: 101 males from age 0 to 100
January 2, 2011 7:01 AM   Subscribe

101, images of males from age 0 to 100 by Danish photojournalists Sofia Wraber and Nanna Kreutzmann.
posted by nickyskye (56 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 
Love it, thanks!
posted by VikingSword at 7:14 AM on January 2, 2011


Well yeah, at 55 things are moving right along. I hope for you too.
posted by rmmcclay at 7:19 AM on January 2, 2011


Fantastic. Those 80 year olds look like the funnest of the bunch. Seriously, something happened in that decade because they've got happiness in their eyes and stories to tell.
posted by iamkimiam at 7:20 AM on January 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


Don't miss this.
posted by HuronBob at 7:21 AM on January 2, 2011 [3 favorites]


He was a master of disguise but always managed to get caught anyway.
posted by hal9k at 7:23 AM on January 2, 2011 [3 favorites]


Pick the face that reflects resignation to the inevitable decline.
I think 50 has that look of "Oh well...Here we go."
posted by Thorzdad at 7:30 AM on January 2, 2011


I would love to see this done for elephants.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:31 AM on January 2, 2011 [5 favorites]


That's the whitest thing I've ever seen.
posted by AwkwardPause at 7:39 AM on January 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


Did anyone else perceive two noticeable turning points - one in the late thirties and one in the late fifties, when faces quite quickly started looking distinctly older? On the other hand puberty, unexpectedly appeared to me to be a smooth transition.
posted by Segundus at 7:48 AM on January 2, 2011


I really want one of these for people that look like me. However, I really got a kick out of seeing that pride pop into their faces in their fifties and the faraway stare of men in their eighties. The men in their who are eighty seemingly say " I made it they got everybody but me".
posted by Rubbstone at 7:53 AM on January 2, 2011


one in the late thirties and one in the late fifties, when faces quite quickly started looking distinctly older?

It's called falling off a cliff, and get ready for it. You wouldn't believe the nightmarish visage that recently replaced what until a few months ago, was a face of baby-like youthfulness and beauty, that looked back at me from the mirror.

For most of us, the forehead and eyes gain, as they are incised with wise and crafty lines. But the mouth grows slack and foolish, the teeth snaggle, and the pores of the nose expanding into gaping potholes.

The worst disaster, however, occurs below the chin, as the neck collapses into sagging wings and stalactites of flesh, having the texture of a dry riverbed, and shadowed with grey, unshaveable grizzle. The back of the neck spills out over the collar, and seems to move independently of the head above it.

Nose and ears sprout lush vegetation, and the gums creep back from the teeth. Young people will look at you like you are another species, and they will not, cannot, even with the most determined exercise of their imagination, believe that you were ever anything but old, that you weren't born into the world old, and that you are not old, ugly and offensive by choice.
posted by Faze at 8:04 AM on January 2, 2011 [37 favorites]


I don't think that's a mirror, Faze. You're at the zoo, and that's a monkey. We'll get you an ice cream cone and the other effects will wear off.
posted by iamkimiam at 8:08 AM on January 2, 2011 [6 favorites]


If you want to see changes in the pictures of the children look at the eyes from 9-12, they harden considerably. A child of 12 is an adult in the way he sees at least.
posted by Rubbstone at 8:10 AM on January 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


I actually found it really hard to see past the individuals to any sort of generalisation here. Every time I thought I had found a point in the timeline where there really was quite a large difference, it turned out to just be one younger looking or older looking or happy looking individual who seemed out of place.

I'd love to see this done with some sort of composite image for each year of age made of, say, 100 faces of the same gender and race blended together.
posted by lollusc at 8:18 AM on January 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


On the basis of these photographs, I would choose 17 rather than 16 as the age of consent.

Also: SPOILER ALERT
posted by Joe Beese at 8:20 AM on January 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


That's the whitest thing I've ever seen.

Denmark is a pretty white country, yes.
posted by spoobnooble at 8:27 AM on January 2, 2011 [5 favorites]


Like lollusc, I kept looking for those points at which people as a group had changed, and then one person or another would reverse back to the look the younger group had held, like 18 still having baby-sweet eyes, or others (35, 50, 60) looking younger than the people before them. Given that the photogs likely avoided choosing people who looked way outside of their age range, in a full population you probably don't notice huge group changes as easily.

Also, I just want to hug the 80+ year olds. I never had a grandfather and I think I missed out a little there.
posted by bizzyb at 8:28 AM on January 2, 2011


If life was fair, I'd have 72's hair.
posted by davebush at 8:35 AM on January 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh side-scrolling, my old nemesis; How I hate you!
posted by blue_beetle at 8:50 AM on January 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


I'm 32. Apparently in the next 7 and a bit years I can expect to turn into Iggy Pop.
posted by I_pity_the_fool at 8:53 AM on January 2, 2011 [5 favorites]


Don't miss this.

That brings to mind Michael Jackson's 'Black and White' music video (starting at 05:25).
posted by ericb at 8:56 AM on January 2, 2011


On the up side, Iggy Pop hasn't changed in the past 20 years.
posted by kittyprecious at 8:59 AM on January 2, 2011


Very cool. About halfway through, I kept thinking of this.
posted by gwint at 9:00 AM on January 2, 2011


50 has figured out how to age ten years slower than everyone.

98 is better than you.
posted by blargerz at 9:25 AM on January 2, 2011


50 has figured out how to age ten years slower than everyone.

So has 61. If I look like that when I hit my 60s I’ll count it as a minor miracle.
posted by spitefulcrow at 9:37 AM on January 2, 2011


Those 80 year olds look like the funnest of the bunch. Seriously, something happened in that decade because they've got happiness in their eyes and stories to tell.

They're just happy they woke up this morning.
posted by empath at 9:42 AM on January 2, 2011


21 perfectly exemplifies 21.
posted by Babblesort at 9:44 AM on January 2, 2011


5 is pretty classically 5.
posted by Sreiny at 9:59 AM on January 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Aw, crap. I'm totally unprepared for the next five years, let alone ten...

Dammit.
posted by MrVisible at 10:27 AM on January 2, 2011


Those 80 year olds look like the funnest of the bunch.

In fact people are supposed to reach the nadir of happiness at 46 - the 80 year olds have had a few decades worth of the upside of the u-curve.
posted by rongorongo at 10:38 AM on January 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


If that's the case I'm about to ascend into a whirlwind of contentment. Farewell, wretched youth!
posted by blucevalo at 10:46 AM on January 2, 2011


Second site that Metafilter popularity has shut down. I give up.
posted by aetg at 10:48 AM on January 2, 2011


is there a mirror?
posted by PinkMoose at 10:48 AM on January 2, 2011


Fantastic. Those 80 year olds look like the funnest of the bunch. Seriously, something happened in that decade because they've got happiness in their eyes and stories to tell.

2011 - 80 = 1931

The rise of Nazi Germany and WWII?
posted by ennui.bz at 10:55 AM on January 2, 2011


This site has been suspended?
posted by ZaneJ. at 10:59 AM on January 2, 2011


"This site has been suspended. " <-- this site has been MetaFiltered
posted by exlotuseater at 10:59 AM on January 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


"is there a mirror"

Yes, but it only features one of the ages.
posted by iamkimiam at 11:05 AM on January 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


It's back up again.
posted by nickyskye at 11:13 AM on January 2, 2011


Must get flaky with age.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:35 AM on January 2, 2011


Yeah, it's down at the moment.
posted by sonika at 11:38 AM on January 2, 2011


Well, naps are good at any age.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:47 AM on January 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


Huh, I use Firefox and it's working fine for me, just takes a while to load is all.
posted by nickyskye at 11:49 AM on January 2, 2011


I think you're getting a cached page, nickyskye. I can see the men's page still, as it loaded earlier today, but get site suspended messages for the About and Women page.
posted by maudlin at 12:01 PM on January 2, 2011


No, not cached. The Women's page has not been created yet. Only the Men's page is up. Not sure what's happening with your not getting the About page though.
posted by nickyskye at 12:23 PM on January 2, 2011


I'm not seeing the main link or the about page in Firefox. "This site has been suspended."

If you loaded it earlier you're probably getting the page served up from your browser cache.
posted by muddgirl at 12:36 PM on January 2, 2011


I am unreasonably happy to see that I look much better than my fellow 51-year old. The bastard who's only a year younger has got me well beaten, though. Bastard.
posted by Decani at 1:07 PM on January 2, 2011


That's the whitest thing I've ever seen.
posted by AwkwardPause at 3:39 PM on January 2


Would it be possible for you not to do this when it really isn't needed? Maybe just once?
posted by Decani at 1:10 PM on January 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


If you loaded it earlier you're probably getting the page served up from your browser cache.

Drat. You're totally right. Dang, I love MetaFilter smart people. Wish it weren't true though.
posted by nickyskye at 1:15 PM on January 2, 2011


Would it be possible for you not to do this when it really isn't needed? Maybe just once?

For whatever it's worth, that was one of the first things I noticed.

It's a great series, so much s o that I'd love to see variations, based on gender, ethnics, animals and then mixing it them together. . It would be really cool.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:25 PM on January 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


why would the site be suspended?
posted by lakersfan1222 at 3:55 PM on January 2, 2011


why would the site be suspended?

They probably exceeded their bandwidth.
posted by andoatnp at 4:17 PM on January 2, 2011


Here's a mirror from reddit.
posted by Memo at 5:21 PM on January 2, 2011 [3 favorites]


thank you memo! 101 men still works, but 101 women is suspended...
posted by lakersfan1222 at 6:48 PM on January 2, 2011


I've been to Denmark. Where did they find so many ugly guys? I sure didn't see them!
posted by Goofyy at 12:39 AM on January 3, 2011


Fuck, I'm going to die some day, aren't I?
posted by pjaust at 7:34 AM on January 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


No, not YOU.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:46 AM on January 3, 2011


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