The Day-to-Day Life of Albert Hastings

Albert Hastings, KayLynn Deveney

     6.25 × 8 in (15.9 × 20.3 cm)
116 pages
75 color illustrations, 20 b/w illustrations
Publication date: 8/1/2007
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781568987040

When Albert Hastings was eighty-five 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 developed a simple yet effective method of storytelling--with KayLynn's images and Albert's handwritten text--and the project evolved into The Day-to-Day Life of Albert Hastings a poignant and profound chronicle of aging, living alone, and the small things that make up our daily lives. Containing seventy-eight 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.

Albert Hastings passed away in February, 2007. He was 91 years old. KayLynn Deveney is pursing a PhD in photographic studies.

Reader Comments

The Day to Day Life of Albert Hasting (rating 5 out of 5):
Thank you so much for letting me to get an insight in another persons life. You have done it in such a respectful way. I am sure that Albert Hastings valued the adventure.

Yours sincerely
Margit Christiansen

- Margit M Christiansen from (10/26/2016)

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