qozop swaps the clothing of asian youths with their elders'
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feb 10, 2014
qozop swaps the clothing of asian youths with their elders'


qozop swaps the clothing of asian youths with their elders’
(above) malay grandfather and boy
all images courtesy of qozop

 

 

 

societal beliefs and traditions are often reflected through the clothing we wear. artist qozop captures this sensibility ever present in asian cultures through ‘spring-autumn’, a series of photographs that juxtapose the dress of youths with that of their elders. though asia has become westernized to a large degree, older generations often still dress in ethnic attire, while teens prefer contemporary styles. revealing the issues of identity and age, qozop swaps the clothing of youths and their elderly relatives, literally placing them in the others shoes. ‘it was easy to get the kids to agree to be photographed, the older folks required a little coaxing.’ qozop explains, ‘but once they have been photographed, they were often curious and amused to see themselves in their son’s or grandson’s attire – some were so comfortable in their new getup that they joked that they wanted to remain in that attire for the rest of the day!’


indian grandfather and grandson


indian grandma and granddaughter


chinese grandfather and grandson
 
chinese mother and daughter


malay mother and daughter


chinese grandmother and granddaughter

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

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