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Young people swap clothes with grandparents and parents for charming, fascinating photos

February 18, 2014 | By Abraham | 52 comments

For a series titled “Spring-Autumn,” photographer Qozop, snapped photos of hip, twenty-somethings with their elders, either a parent or a grandparent. Then the two family members exchanged outfits and had their photo taken again.

The comparisons are as sweet as they are intriguing…

Spring-Autumn, by Qozop - 05

Spring-Autumn, by Qozop - 06

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Spring-Autumn, by Qozop - 01

Spring-Autumn, by Qozop - 02

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Spring-Autumn, by Qozop - 07

Spring-Autumn, by Qozop - 08

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Spring-Autumn, by Qozop - 09

Spring-Autumn, by Qozop - 10

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Spring-Autumn, by Qozop - 03

Spring-Autumn, by Qozop - 04

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Spring-Autumn, by Qozop - 11

Spring-Autumn, by Qozop - 12

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Spring-Autumn, by Qozop - 13

Spring-Autumn, by Qozop - 14

I could see this becoming a bit of a trend. Anyone want to go visit their grandparents with a camera now?

52 Comments

      1. Zackex says:

        I have the same thoughts as Keya. If we got our grandparents to dress a little ‘younger’, they’ll look really cool. But well, they have their own preferences, just as we have ours :)

        1. lwatcdr says:

          Funny but I thought that kids often looked better in the grand parents cloths. One and five are good examples. Number 2 both pictures looked good.

      2. Selene Cusping says:

        It was mine, too. And I’m 50. I will take a lesson from this that stylishness matters, no matter what your age.

        Though comfort is still high on my priority list too.

      3. Ariana says:

        That’s actually what I thought at first too. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it is somewhat true: how you dress really impacts how old people perceive you as being. Now, some of the older people were just wearing more traditional clothing but were still very fashionable in their own way. But some of the adults were wearing modern clothes that were just more conducive to life as an older person: less silhouette-focused, simpler, more comfortable. When you switched the clothes, it was interesting because if I hadn’t looked closely, I would have simply assumed the one wearing “younger” clothing was younger, and “older” clothing was older, without any reference to their physical appearance. It’s a testament to how we perceive age in varying ways!

      4. Pseudonym says:

        I actually had the same exact thought. I thought the older people all looked livelier in their grandchildren’s clothes. I think it’s the color. I also thought that most of the grandchildren (minus one) looked better in their grandparents clothes. It appears we have it all wrong. :)

  1. Robin says:

    Actually, things don’t change much. Everyone pulls out off gray! Everyone looks fabulous! But I love the concept! :)

  2. Kiki says:

    Really, the only times the grandparents looked ridiculous and silly were when the grandkids looked ridiculous in their own outfits in the first place.

  3. Marcus Chan says:

    what is the motivation of doing this? what is the photographer trying to prove? what kind of statement is he trying to make?

    to show that the young can relate to the old better? or to show that the old are young at heart? I don’t think the photos achieve any of the two. I don’t get it.

    or is it just to garner more likes on FB and attract hype?

    1. Dayve says:

      I don’t know. Maybe it was juxtaposing old on new and seeing what comes out of it as an experimental or artistic reason. At any rate does it even matter what the intention was? I enjoyed it. And if the photo taker thought that someone would enjoy it, is there any further reason really needed?

    2. Alex Focault says:

      Marcus, save your criticism for things that actually deserve to be thought about. Even if this weren’t enjoyable to see (I personally love these photos), the motivation doesn’t really deserved to be pseudo-interrogated.

    3. JC says:

      You think too much Marcus.
      People often enjoy things more thoroughly when they don’t have to justify the reasons. In fact, trying to rationalize takes away from the magic.

      But if I were forced to break down what I thought of these pictures, I would say that its whimsical nature and the comedic unexpectedness of seeing an old person in youngster attire (and vice-versa) is why I enjoyed them.

    4. wanda says:

      why does it have to *prove* anything. it was cool. and my fave look was the gal with the tiger shirt. I wonder what country that was.

  4. Kat says:

    Why does there need to be a motivation, purpose, statement or deeper meaning to this? Someone decided it would be fun/interesting/cute/amusing…whatever – to take some photos of youth and grandparents. Personally, I think it’s charming – whatever the intent (if there was one) of the photographer.

  5. Josephine says:

    Love this, it is creative, cute and whimsical!!! I bet everyone had fun working on this project and the models got a little closer after this <3

  6. Joe Dee says:

    The young girl in #5 was very attractive when she switched clothes. The thug look did not do well for her.

    This was pretty great, The younger generation looked good in the swapped clothes, as did the older ones! And some of them were pretty funny to see!

  7. Concerned Parent says:

    Interesting pictures, however with things like racism, sexism and braffism do we really need to incite ageism? Come on people, wise up.

  8. Rich T says:

    Reminds me of a Billy Joel line in “piano man”

    “Son, can you play me a memory
    I’m not really sure how it goes
    But it’s sad and it’s sweet and I knew it complete
    When I wore a younger man’s clothes.”

  9. Brendt Wayne Waters says:

    The old guy in #4 rocks his grandson’s outfit — he looks way hipper than the grandson in the same clothes.

  10. Dario says:

    The idea is that we SHOULD dress like our ancestors (with class)… when they show the first picture, they are showing us the “now”. When they show the second picture, they are trying to say, “hey this is how the first picture should look” from very draggy, casual clothes to a more PROPER formal set of clothing that means something. Instead of dressing better than our ancestors or parents did/do… we instead now-a-days choose to sometimes dress like slobs. Does anyone else catch what I am saying?

  11. joão says:

    wear your mother’s clothes!! this should definitly be a trend though, we could change trands or fads without buying more clothing, just changing the generation waring them lol

  12. Sizzling Suzai says:

    hahaaha soooo cute n lol FUNNEYHHHHH to c they exchange the clothes n pose! hahahhaha the grandnies were very supporting lorh keep on doing this as i see it helps to build a GOOD BOND between these 2 generations n hey it fun n sweettt lahh plz dont gv any bad perception kemon people!!! =D

  13. Sizzling Suzai says:

    HAHAAHHAahaaha soooo cute n lol FUNNEYHHHHH to c they exchange the clothes n pose! hahahhaha the grandnies were very supporting lorh keep on doing this as i see it helps to build a GOOD BOND between these 2 generations n hey it fun n sweettt lahh plz dont gv any bad perception kemon people!!! =D

  14. St.Jon says:

    I think the traditional clothes fared best in the switch. I think it’s the idea of the older, wiser generation still being in the moment fashion wise but the younger generation honoring the past.

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