April 25, 2006

I’m a Grup, and I’m proud

I recently turned 31 of age, and as an extra little birthday present my brother (who is on the safe side of 30 with his 27 years) sent me this article from the New York version of Metro about the “Grups Sociographic” (the name off-course coming from Star Trek).

Although being a bit NYC-centric the article perfectly explains the driving motivations for not wanting grow old and remain – sometimes pathetically – young at mind. The article was off-course spot-on a “thirtysomething” like myself working in the communication business and it’s shows some interesting rethinking on what it means to be a grown-up.

The article even includes a new series of “Exactitudes” from the Rotterdam-based photographer Ari Versluis and stylist Ellie Uyttenbroek, which again shows the dress codes of a specific social group. It’s photographs of some of the people described in the interview and it’s the first "Exactitudes" project in New York.

Link to the article here:

And to the Exactitudes project here:

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