Many of us are guilty of holding an unfair stereotype – that, once we grow old, our best days are behind us and that we can no longer fully realize our dreams. As photographer Vladimir Yakovlev has discovered, however, that’s just not true. His Age Of Happiness photo project introduces us to people who, at 70, 80 or even 100 years of age, are still following their dreams and trying new things.
#1 Greta Pontarelly, 61, Pole Dancer
#2 78-Year-Old Skateboarder Lloyd Kahn Decided That The Time Had Come For Him To Try Skateboarding At 65
#3 70-Year-Old Annette Larkins Looks Like She Just Turned 40 Thanks To Raw Vegan Diet
#4 102-Year-Old Cyclist Robert Marchand
#5 72-Year-Old Ruth Flowers Decided To Become A Club Dj At 68
#6 Doris Long, 100, Took Up Industrial Climbing When She Was 85
#7 87-Year-Old Ice Skater Yvonne Dowlen
#8 Duan Tzinfu, 73, Tzinfu Performs Moves That Are So Complex That Even Young Athletes Can’t Compete.
#9 70-Year-Old Dr. Jeffrey Life Started To Take Fitness Pretty Seriously At The Age Of 60
#10 96-Year-Old Mountain Skier Alexander Rozental
#11 78-Year-Old Bodybuilder Jim Morris Became A Vegetarian When He Was 50 And A Vegan 15 Years Later
#12 61-Year-Old Cindy Joseph Is Active In Physical Fitness, Works As A Photo Model, And Runs A Popular Video Blog
#13 Lynn Ruth Miller, 80, Stand Up Comedian, Started Doing Stand-up Comedy At 70
#14 75 Year Old Wirginia From Poland Decided To Become A Dj Couple Of Years Ago
#15 Madonna Buder, 83, A Marathon Runner And A Nun
#16 Pat And Alicia Moorhead, 81 And 66-Year-Old Skydivers
#17 Women Aikido Group In Novosibirsk. Youngest Member Is 55 Years Old, The Oldest – 75
#18 Valentin Badich, 75, Dances The Boogie-Woogie, Rockabilly Etc.
#19 Paul Fegen, 78, A Magician. Former Multi-millionaire, Now He Makes His Living Doing Card Tricks