I absolutely love this video, such a simple, beautiful idea. In 2011 Jeroen Wolf of Imagine Video had the brilliant idea to make a video of people stating their age, going from 1 to 100. This video was filmed in Amsterdam and turned out to be the first of many. Later he expanded the project to different places and languages, such as New York, India, Brazil and in Hebrew. You can view these on ImagineVideoclips.
JW: At first my collection grew fast but slowed down when it got down to the very young and very old. The young because of sensitivity around filming or photographing children and the very old because they don’t get out of the house much. I found my very old ‘models’ in care homes and it was a privilege to document these – often vulnerable – people for this project. I had particular problems finding a 99-year-old. (Apparently, 100 year-olds enjoy notoriety, but a 99-year-old is a rare species…) And when I finally did find one, she refused to state her age. She simply denied being 99 years old! But finally, some 4 months after I recorded my first ‘age’, I was able to capture the ‘missing link’ and conclude this project. Enjoy.