The Extraordinary is a personal project for Amsterdam artist Robert Bentley Harrison, according to his Behance website. The photographer quotes the artist collective he belongs to, Wallpaper Republic, to explain his inspiration behind a photo series about life over 80 years old.
“The Extraordinary, celebrates the faces and identities of those over the age of 80. With many of these people relegated to the fringes of consciousness, it’s too easy to dismiss or forget about our elders. These photographs render the subjects in remarkable clarity, giving them a certain individuality that is truly remarkable.”
Harrison’s portraits reverently survey the wisdom and complex emotions of age, each subject’s gestures and gazes revealing contemplative and playful moments in a life long-lived. Click through for more revealing portraits in our gallery.
Image credit: Robert Bentley Harrison