Our societal beliefs and traditions are often reflected through the clothes we wear. Artist Qozop decided to explore this in Asian cultures in, ’Spring—Autumn,' a series of photographs that juxtaposes the dress of young people with those of older people in their family.

Asia has become increasingly Westernised in the way people wear their clothes but the older generations often still dress in more traditional clothing. These photographs by Qozop are incredibly revealing on the issues of identity and age. Qozop swapped the clothing of younger family members with their older elderly relatives, literally placing them in the others shoes.

Describing the process, Quzop said,’it was easy to get the kids to agree to be photographed, the older folks required a little coaxing. But once they had 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!’

What is so striking about these images is how much our clothes say about who we are, how we think about ourselves and how other people might see us — without even knowing it. We think this photo series shows that our age should not define what clothes we wear in our day to day life. Something to think about when you look in your wardrobe in the morning and think, 'I'm too old/young to wear this?'

Indian grandfather and grandson. Image by Qozop.
Chinese grandmother and granddaughter. Image by Qozop.
Indian grandma and granddaughter. Image by Qozop.
Chinese grandfather and grandson. Image by Qozop.

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