Recently I came across the Switcharoo project by Canadian photographer Hana Pesut.
Hana takes couples or small groups and photographs them in their
typical clothes. Then she has everyone switch clothes and takes another
photo. The resulting side-by-side set is a whimsical double portrait.
I couldn’t find an artist’s statement about the project, so I don’t
know what the photographer’s intentions are. What I find so fascinating
about the project is how similar the photos look — by switching clothes,
one can see the gender performance that the clothes require of their
wearers. When I look at the photos, I see the similarities between the
people, and it’s easier to tease out what qualities are attached to the clothes themselves.
What do you see in these photos?