When Albert Hastings was 85 years old, photographer KayLynn Deveney moved near his small flat in Wales. KayLynn took notice of the small rituals and routines - gardening, laundry, grocery shopping - that made up Bert's life. A friendship slowly developed as KayLynn began photographing parts of Bert's day. The two began a simple yet effective method of storytelling - with KayLynn's images and Bert's handwritten text - that evolved into The Day-to-Day Life of Albert Hastings, a poignant and profound chronicle of aging, living alone, and the small joys that make up our daily lives. Containing 78 annotated photographs along with poems written by Bert, his clock drawings, and personal family photographs, The Day-to-Day Life of Albert Hastings gives the reader a glimpse into one man's life; we can only imagine what stories are left untold.
The first edition of The Day-to-Day Life of Albert Hastings, published by Princeton Architectural Press, has now sold out. Used copies and a few new copies of The Day-to-Day Life of Albert Hastings are available at Amazon's marketplace.
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