This 89-Year-Old Japanese Woman Takes The Cutest Selfies


This 89-Year-Old Japanese Woman Takes The Cutest Selfies Photo: Kimiko Nishimoto

It's never too late to discover a new passion and unleash one's creativity. Case in point: Kimiko Nishimoto, an 89-year-old Japanese lady who has been sharing WTF selfies for seventeen years now.

Kimiko, who'd never used a camera in her entire life, went to a photography workshop her son was organising and it was love at first sight. At seventy-two, she quickly mastered the principles of digital photography, got herself a camera and started snapping away

Check out her website and you'll see delicate photos of flowers, but also - and that's what caught our eyes - totally unhinged self-portraits.

Thanks to her directing flair, Kimiko Nishimoto is taking the internet by storm. Hanging from her clothes line, wearing fantastic costumes or wrapped up in plastic, her imagination is limitless.

The actual technical quality of these shots might not be all that great, but no matter: what counts is the candour and the spontaneity of the images.

Her selfies series will soon be on show in her hometown of Kumamoto and, maybe more significantly, at the Epson Epsite gallery in Tokyo. This exhibition, entitled "Asobokane" ("Let's play") will be on from December 15 to January 18, 2018.

Kimiko Nishimoto seems to have reconnected with her inner child and her work reminds us that photography can also be fun.

Photo: Kimiko Nishimoto

Photo: Kimiko Nishimoto

Photo: Kimiko Nishimoto

Photo: Kimiko Nishimoto

Photo: Kimiko Nishimoto

Photo: Kimiko Nishimoto

Photo: Kimiko Nishimoto

Photo: Kimiko Nishimoto

Photo: Kimiko Nishimoto

Photo: Kimiko Nishimoto

Photo: Kimiko Nishimoto

Check out Kimiko Nishimoto's work on her website.


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