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Are you celebrating 100? If the answer is yes, then you could be part of a special celebratory book and accompanying photographic exhibition

If you or someone you know is, or will be, 100 this year, click here to sign up and take part.

100 FOR 100

As Olympus reaches 100 years, the UK team are marking the occasion with a special portrait project, which aims to celebrate the centenary with those who are also celebrating the grand age of 100. A special team of Olympus photographic Ambassadors will be taking professional portraits of those who have reached this momentous landmark, and the portraits – alongside a quote – will be featured in a special book and an exhibition at the Olympus art gallery in London. Here are some of the pictures so far…

Image by Cristian Newman

Lynn


BY GERAINT RADFORD

“Well, I ought to be pleased that I’ve managed it… We weren’t afraid of hard work, that’s one thing. We had our jobs to do in school. My older brother and I had a little hook each and we’d spend hours after school cutting these flaming thistles down.”

Margaret

BY JAY MCLAUGHLIN

“I think it’s your outlook in life and I suppose that’s what keeps me young, in my way. What’s the good of worrying? If something’s going to happen, it’ll happen. ‘Laugh a lot and don’t be miserable – if you are, get out’.”

Gerald


BY MARCUS CLACKSON

“…definitely genes, but also being positive and having good humour. Seeing the funny things in life is very important to me.”

Donald

BY GERAINT RADFORD

When interviewed, Donald told us: “The secret to reaching 100 is basically patience – the less you do the more likely you are to reach 100, providing you have done your little bit of research into DNA!”

Pat


BY MARCUS CLACKSON

A south London girl, Pat drove vehicles in the war as a Wren. When asked what she thought the secret to reaching 100 was, she replied: “I don’t bloody know!”

Harry


BY JAY MCLAUGHLIN

“Memories live longer than dreams. Memories are treasures. They say on the news (now people are living longer) that children have to keep them (their relatives), but my eldest daughter is 79 – a grandmother herself.”

Article featured in Olympus Magazine Issue 62 – to see the latest copy of this free digital magazine click here.