We are in love with Beate Knapp fine art portrait photography and her work with several silver and gray-haired beauties.

Her story:

Why the Project?

Since my late 20s my hair has been getting white. It started above the forehead and slowly pulled in the years to come over my head, and now I’m completely white. At first I tried henna. It felt like too much work, the constantly colorings to prevent a color line. This kind of line is always seen as a sign of not accepting your natural hair. I was young enough to let it go. In the following years, it has never hesitated with being “heather.” At the hairdresser I was bored with the remark: “That’s not colored, isn’t it?” It wasn’t. Indeed.
In the following years, my hair color changed more and more toward white.

Meanwhile I make sure that my white hair is styled. I have realized that my white hairs make an inward change externally visible.

Why do women decide not to dye their gray hair?
There were times when nobody, men nor women, wanted to have and see gray hair. There was a kind of “unwritten law”: Gray = Old.
Today no man is bothered by the first graying stubble that shimmers through his beard.

And the women?

Getting old is not for wimps. Women are called to let go of the familiar and watch for an inner change. That’s my impression.

To accept this change is certainly not always easy. I’m still practicing and see my white hair as one outward sign of this change in the interior.

I take the “silver-gray” as a sign and design of a decision to accept the natural change.


Just gorgeous pictures! Take a look and enjoy!