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Japanese Grandma Discovers Photography, Canโ€™t Stop Taking Hilarious Self-Portraits

Kimiko Nishimoto didn't get into photography until she was 72 years old (she's 89 now). Her son was teaching a beginner's course and so she decided to enroll, unaware that she was about to awake a passion and a talent she never even knew she had. She instantly fell in love with photography and set about snapping various quirky and comical self-portraits. She had her first solo exhibition ten years later, at a local museum in her home town of Kumamoto, and now she's about to have her work exhibited in Tokyo.
I'm adopting her.
Life goals
me when I'm 89
HaHa! serious goals
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