Photographer Kyoko Hamada Creates Elderly Alter Ego to Expose a Fear of Getting Old

Photographer Kyoko Hamada Creates Elderly Alter Ego to Expose a Fear of Getting Old

There's a little Peter Pan in all of us—a little fear of growing up, getting grey, and having wrinkles, so Japanese photographer Kyoko Hamada has made it her responsibility to put on an elderly guise to demonstrate the "joys" of growing old. "I used to be you," shows Kikuchiyo-san (Hamada's elderly alter ego) in her day to day activities, whether she's enjoying the sun on a park bench or lugging around her groceries, her life seems nothing less than thrilling. So what is Hamada trying to say? Is growing old harmless, or is it just as dull as you feared? We'll let you decide.

[via Itsnicethat]

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