Japanese photographer Kishin Shinoyama, known for portraits of Beatles member John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono among other celebrities over his five-decade career, died of old age Thursday, his office said. He was 83.

Shinoyama, whose real name was Michinobu Shinoyama, photographed iconic figures across diverse genres, including novelist Yukio Mishima (1925-70), singer Momoe Yamaguchi, actress Rie Miyazawa and Kabuki actor Bando Tamasaburo.

Born in Tokyo in 1940, Shinoyama stood out as a photographer since his time as a student of the Nihon University College of Art's photography course.