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Switcheroo: Portraits of Couples Swapping Clothes by Hana Pesut

Switcheroo: Portraits of Couples Swapping Clothes by Hana Pesut

Switcheroo: Portraits of Couples Swapping Clothes by Hana Pesut

Switcheroo is an ongoing portrait project by Canadian photographer Hana Pesut where couples are asked to swap clothing for a pair of portraits sent against an identical backdrop. The idea was born on a camping trip, when Pesut decided to photograph two of her friends who were dressed very differently: “One was wearing tie-dye, sequins, leopard print, lots of silk scarves. Everything was very bright and colorful. The other was wearing black jeans and a black T-shirt. I thought it would be fun if they switched outfits and I decided to take before and after photos”,- said Hana.

The resulting images are sometimes funny, while also having the effect of making one analyze both their views on fashion and sexual identity. It is interesting that many of the women look completely at home with male clothing, while the men often look ridiculous with dresses. One could conclude that while we have accepted many forms of stylistic expression from woman, men often have much stricter social norms to follow when it comes to fashion.

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