In the project If you are lucky, you get old I tell stories of the elderly I met and spent time with. To my surprise, the old people were not just proud of their age and the fact that they made it that far in life. They were also still falling in love and breaking up. They were overcoming their lifetime partner’s death, living out their erotic fantasies or dealing with the loss of their sexual desire. Talking to them showed that inner growth is ever lasting and that humans above the age of seventy continue to love, suffer, long, dream and have sexual feelings.
Freya Najade is a freelance photographer living and working in London. She received a Masters Degree with distinction in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from the University of the Arts London (London College of Communication) in 2009. Najade’s work has been shown nationally and internationally and was amongst others selected for FORMAT 13, the Foto8 Summer Show, the FotoGrafia Festival Rome, and the IPA Awards. Publications of her work include the BJP (British Journal of Photojournalism), The Times, Die Zeit and Wired. Najade has been one of the Top50 Critical Mass Finalists in 2012
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