Learning something new can be challenging, but sometimes, it can take you places you’d never imagine. Kimiko Nishimoto was 72 years old when she picked up a camera, and it’s transformed her life over the past 17 years. Now at 89, she’s enjoying wide-spread attention for her creative self-portrait photography.
Nishimoto pokes fun at herself through her bizarre compositions. While many people are concerned with finding their most flattering angles and wearing stylish outfits, Nishimoto chooses to dress up in strange costumes and place herself in situations that are amusingly self-deprecating—like hanging from a clothesline, being struck with a shovel, and run over by a car. The exaggerated images make you smile as well as commend Nishimoto for her willingness to be silly. Thanks to a camera and photo manipulation software, she has found her creative bliss.