Kimiko Nishimoto is an 89-year-old Japanese grandma who’s been shooting and editing her own pictures since she was just a kid of 72.
She didn’t get into photography until late in life. Her son was teaching a beginner’s course and so she enrolled and got the selfie bug. (I know, technically, these may not be selfies, as it looks like she might have some assistance snapping the shutter, but they are self-portraits nonetheless. But you can see the self-timing clicker in her hand in some of the shots.)
She had her first solo exhibition in 2000, at a local museum in her home town of Kumamoto, and now she’s about to have her work exhibited at Tokyo’s Epson gallery. The show is titled Asobokane, which means “let’s play”
The exhibition will feature previously unseen work from the octogenarian artist, from December 15 – January 18, 2018.
(T/Y Michelle; Photos, Kimiko Nishimoto; via Japan Insides)