In early 2017, José embarked on a trip to Okinawa for his latest photography project: Longevity Okinawa, Japan – Centenarians Secrets. His photography subjects were between the ages of 89 to 106. What sparked his interest in visiting Okinawa can be traced back to an article he has read 12 years ago on the health and longevity of the inhabitants of Okinawa. Since that day, the idea of longevity, no matter how impossible it may seem, has always intrigued José.
José Jeuland is a photographer specialising in documentary and story-telling. In his work, he always tries to evoke a sense of emotional connection from within the viewers and draws them into the world of the subject.
In Longevity Okinawa, a series of portrait and pictures of hands that tell the tales of time are presented in monochrome. This documentary project differs from his usual style of capturing his subjects in action – each portrait is carefully directed by José to tell a different story.