Photography

The work of Peter Granser

April 04, 2014

Peter Granser’s ‘Sun City’ is an upbeat look at the latter part of our lives. Often growing old is looked at as a negative concept where one might spend most of their time sitting around too tired to do anything and dreaming of grandchildren. Granser breaks this stereotype in his book, which documents a retirement colony in the American Southwest. These photographs show lively and eccentric characters partaking in activities like shooting and swimming. He also photographs the landscapes of well-kept flamingo-laden lawns and prim hedges. The book is a celebration of aging and shows these whimsical elderly people enjoying their nostalgic tastes together. Granser has done several projects about growing old including a more melancholy book about Alzheimer’s disease. 

Text written by Cole Tracy