Koal. A portrait of age

Simon Lehner

In the last four years and, above all, in the last couple of months I photographed his everyday life in rural Upper Austria and realised how important it is to capture that time in particular. In the past, I was dependent on him, and now the tables have turned.

Photographing the last phase of life that leads to ageing, frailties, changes, and forgetfulness reveals not just time itself and my connection to my grandfather, but also something that awaits all of us in old age.

Thanks, Grandad!

Simon Lehner

Simon Lehner, born 1996 in Wels Upper Austria; studied at the University for Art and Design Linz; since 2015 he studies Applied Photography and time Based Media at the University for Applied Arts, Vienna.