Tåsenhjemmet – Elderly Portraits by Bjørn Wad

Bjørn Wad is a professional photographer from Oslo, Norway, who specializes in portraits, music, fashion and advertising. In addition to working on commissioned projects, he keeps up several interesting long-term personal projects, such as his collection of elderly portraits called ‘Tåsenhjemmet‘. This wonderful series is based on his experience working  at the Tåsenhjem Nursing Home in Oslo while studying at the Norwegian School of Photography. As an assistant caregiver, he quickly realized how public perceptions of old age are different from the actual reality. “The wrinkling, deteriorating body is like a stigma covering up the fact that very often, people are still exactly the same person inside as they were in their youth,” he explains in an interview with LFI Magazine. “As an old man, you can just as readily have a penchant for a bit of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” His black-and-white portraits beautifully capture the vivid personalities of his elderly models, all of whom are still as spirited and rebellious as ever.

To see more of Bjørn’s photography, visit his website or facebook page.

Bjørn Wad tasenhjemmet

Bjørn Wad tasenhjemmet

Bjørn Wad tasenhjemmet

Bjørn Wad tasenhjemmet

Bjørn Wad tasenhjemmet

Bjørn Wad tasenhjemmet

Bjørn Wad tasenhjemmet

Bjørn Wad tasenhjemmet

Bjørn Wad tasenhjemmet

Bjørn Wad tasenhjemmet

Bjørn Wad tasenhjemmet

Bjørn Wad tasenhjemmet

Bjørn Wad tasenhjemmet

Bjørn Wad tasenhjemmet




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Gareth O'Neill Photography
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I like these, particularly the nurse one crack me up.

Ani mendez
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Totalmente preciosas!

Anonymous
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I love you elderly collection. You caught the spirit of our Younger generation. Bless you

Shirley Tyldesley
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The gentleman with the pipe reminds me of my Grandfather. Very nice.

Velda Modestti
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When we grow old just long ago we connect to the child in us all. This Photos capture the look of the soul. The essence of life growing wise, while showing the true colors of the way we where…the way we are. They are all great pictures, but I absolutely love the lady with the sugar square over her tongue, the centenary lady lighting her cigarette and the male with pipe, “Sherlock Holmes Look a like!”. 😉

Steve Hopkins
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I’m trying to set up similar project in my town. Got the idea from a photog in New Hampshire, USA, Steve Bedel.
do you give them or their family a print? Is the facility keeping a ‘scrapbook or album of these?

Andrea H. Warmuth
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I love these pictures, because some of them show the fun the portrayed people had, while beeing photographed!

Jen
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old and still kicking.

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