by: Dick Stroud
It was not the content of the article the caught my eye but the photo of the 50-plus Billy Elliot. I have spent some time in Australia and I have never seen one of country’s older guys doing a pirouette. Maybe I should have spent more time in Sydney’s Oxford Street (if you don’t know Australia you will not know what I am talking about).
It is a rather amusing failing of photo editors that they come up with the most inappropriate photos of older people. I had always put this down to either a wicked sense of humour or a youthful lack of understanding of the older psyche.
Yesterday I was attending a meeting that included choosing a bunch of photos to portray older people in their late 60s early 70s. The standard of the photo library material that is available is atrocious. I reckon there is a great opportunity for a photographer to create a library of contemporary older photographs.
Original Post: http://www.20plus30.com/blog/2006/08/leap-too-far.html