Anna Vašinová, 22 Years Old (After Wedding), 102 Years Old
For a project called “Faces Of Century”, Czech photographer Jan Langer captured these portraits of centenarians from his home country and put them side by side with a photo from their youths. It’s incredible how the subjects look so different, yet the same, which was a detail Langer hoped to exploit with the project.
“This set of comparative photos explores the similarities and the differences in appearance and in physiognomy,” Langer writes about his project. “The characteristics of personality change throughout life but it seems as if individual nature remains rooted in the abyss of time.”
Scroll through to see the fascinating effect 100 years has on the human face, and be sure to take a peek at Langer’s other brilliant projects.