For his ‘Spring-Autumn' project, photographer Qozop explored the role of clothes in society from different Asian nations through a clever and playful juxtaposition of two generations.
"Basically, this idea for Spring-Autumn came about from a notion that though Asia has become westernized to a large degree, it is still possible to witness its traditions and cultures."
"And as an Asian society, our cultural beliefs are often reflected in our dressing. Fashion (other than wrinkles) is one of the best tell tales of how old a person is, or what generation they hail from."
"Many of us grow up with the vague notion that as we get older, our wardrobe should be changing right there along with us. We’re taught to ‘dress our age,’ without knowing exactly what this even means."
"It was easy to get the kids to agree to be photographed; the older folks required a little coaxing 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!"
- Malay grandfather and grandson
- Chinese mother and daughter
- Indian aunt and niece
- Malay mother and daughter
- Chinese grandmother and granddaughter
- Chinese grandfather and grandson
- Indian grandfather and grandson
credit: ©Qozop “There is nothing special about me. I am just an artist who has caught a picture-making sickness.”