Photographs show portraits of one hundred years old Czechs. Nowadays, there are over 1200. In fifty years their number will reach 14,000. How these people see their life after such a period? The majority of those I approached agree that with advancing age life is faster; until, at last, the life will pass in a moment. Time is shrinking, as are the faces of the elders. I wondered what changes and what remains on a human face and in a human mind in such a long time, and in such a short while in relative terms. I wondered how much loneliness of the old age weighs, and what memories stay in 100-year-old mind.

This set of comparative photos (of archive portraits from the family album and contemporary portraits from the present time) explores the similarities and the differences in appearance and in physiognomy. The characteristics of personality change throughout life but it seems as if individual nature remains rooted in the abyss of time.

The pairs of photographs are accompanied by brief facts from the people's physical and psychic world.

 Ludmila Vysloužilová *1912 Kromsín
 On the left 23 years old let (gift for her fiancé), on the right 101 years old

Former occupation
stewardess at the family farm, nanny
Current place of residence: terraced house in Celakovice, Hana region in Moravia
Current hobbies: chopping wood, sweeping snow, working around the house 
Family Relationship: very good - she lives with her retired son, her second son visits her regularly  
Unforgettable Memory: her adorable husband (he died 60 years ago, she has never remarried - she promised to be faithfull to him and could never find a better one); her childhood memory of riding on logs stacked on a horse drawn sled  
Wishes well-being of her two sons