I know I shoot several people over and over, but I can’t get enough of Ilona Royce Smithkin. At 90 years old she is busier than ever, performing her “Eyelash Cabaret” act a few times a month and getting together with her network of amazing friends.The truth is I become friends with the people I photograph and we get to spend a lot of time together. Ilona and I talk a few times a week, we go over our current projects and she offers me great advice and onion soup.
Ilona is always up for participating in creative projects. I had to do a photo essay for my photography class, so I decided to do a day in the life of Ilona. She proves that age is just a state of mind and 90 really is the new 40! I hope you enjoy this small selection from my assignment.