US photographer snaps fashionable elderly women

US photographer snaps fashionable elderly women
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Because he does not want to miss a chance to snap fashionable elderly women, US photographer Ari Seth Cohen always carries a single-lens reflex camera when he goes out.

Cohen, 33, introduces fashionable women in their 60s and older he encounters on the streets of New York in his blog, "Advanced Style."

The blog was made into a film under the same title, which is currently showing at theatres in Japan.

The days he spent with his stylish grandmother from an early age nurtured his interest in fashion and his affection for the elderly. His grandmother - who once said people who want to be creative should go to New York - encouraged him to move to the Big Apple, where she used to live.

In New York, Cohen met confident elderly women apparently unaffected by trends in fashion, and he launched the blog to share the charms of these women.

His attempt to highlight elderly people, who tend to be ignored in the fashion industry, has drawn great attention.

Cohen, who took photos in Tokyo when he visited in May, said Japanese women are elegant, and he can see they have excellent taste.

According to Cohen, it is fun to meet people who continue to pursue a stylish appearance and live passionately.

Aging has its own charms, he said.

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