qozop swaps the clothing of asian youths with their elders'
qozop swaps the clothing of asian youths with their elders' qozop swaps the clothing of asian youths with their elders'
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



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  • best non architecture article in ages!!!!!
    made me smile and want to try this experiment too.

    kalvin says:
  • I love this!

    protounivers says:
  • Great, absolutely.

    Carlos G says:
  • This is fascinating and delightful. My favorite!

    mistersister says:
  • cool…

    rogerinho says:
  • Z Z Z Z Z . . . . . .

    TOTAL ALIEN says:
  • Mother and daughter looking nice and Awesome

    wason jak says:
  • amazing

    jane says:
  • Love it! 😀

    TheFashionHurricane says:
  • this is awesome

    yetunde says:
  • Beautiful!

    MayaT says:
  • Really intellectual fashion photos…

    Sarees says:
  • Just one word “awesome”

    fotoclipping outsourcing says:
  • such a nice and kind idea to shoot two generations. Like it!

    Xenia Metelski says:
  • Made me smile and think and the same time… Very nice!

    Dorotea Gale says:

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