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.
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: