Self-Portrait Photographer Imagines Herself 30 Years Older [Pics]

Self-Portrait Photographer Imagines Herself 30 Years Older [Pics]

In her latest series 'I Used To Be You', Kyoko Hamada captures the future version of herself, named Kikuchiyo-san.

Emma Hutchings
  • 22 may 2013

Tokyo-born, NYC-based photographer Kyoko Hamada‘s latest series “I Used To Be You,” features the future version of herself, named Kikuchiyo-san. The self-portraits, which explore age and memory, see Hamada come out of her comfort zone behind the camera to become the subject facing the lens.

Self-Portrait Photographer Imagines Herself 30 Years Older [Pics]

Kikuchiyo-san is captured in different locations around the house, at the fair, in the museum, and on the subway.

When I first tried on her gray wig, the latex makeup, and her clothes, I gazed at the mirror for a long time. My initial reaction was to chuckle, but I started feeling a little uneasy soon after. The wrinkled face staring back at me resembled my own with thirty-plus years added to it. When I smiled, she smiled back at me. When I pouted, she pouted too. It was the first time I had met her, but she was simultaneously someone I already knew quite well and someone I knew nothing about.

Click through to see a selection of images from the self-portrait series:

Kyoko Hamada


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