The Day-to-Day Life of Albert Hastings




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 HastingsÊgives 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.

The Day-to-Day Life of Albert Hastings . I haven’t been this touched by a book in a long time. Make sure to have a look, next time you’re in a bookstore…

5 Comments leave a comment below

  1. how sweet. almost like a love letter.

  2. Thanks so much for your post on this book, such beauty and respect and creativity, a lovely find.

  3. After seeing this, I just had to get it… I now await delivery from Amazon.
    What would I do without your blog? I would probably have a lot more money!

  4. Thanks for the lead. This is a must-buy/must-read.

  5. Lovely book. I hope it’s as good all the way thru as the previews. Thanks for your posts.
    Besos from