Erik Naumann is a Fine Arts Photography student at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. His work is rooted in cultural documentary, and looks at the social and cultural contexts affecting representation and identity. This series has been selected as a winner of the Magenta Flash Forward 2011 emerging photographers festival to be exhibited in Toronto in the Fall.

Of this series, he writes:’In the summer of 2010 I spent two months studying in Beijing, and before I left I’d read a blog post about matching t-shirts and outfits for couples that were popular in Korea and becoming more popular in China. I thought it was kind of interesting and fun. When I arrived in Beijing I started to photograph a few of the couples and the more I did this, the more interested I became in the subject until it started to occupy the majority of my photographs. I started to notice other instances of clothing coordination in uniformed workers, high school kids and even tour groups wearing matching hats, and it seemed to me that it was all related in some way’. Taken from Feature Shoot.

All images © Erik Naumann

Erik Naumann photography

Erik Naumann photography

Erik Naumann photography

Erik Naumann photography

Erik Naumann photography

Erik Naumann photography

Erik Naumann photography

Erik Naumann photography

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