IN A PARALLEL UNIVERSE

  • IN A PARALLEL UNIVERSE
    Last Thanksgiving, I overheard my uncles talk about how women are better off cooking, taking care of the kitchen, and fulfilling “their womanly duties”. Although I know that not all men think that way I was surprised to learn that some still do, so I went on to imagine a parallel universe, where roles are inverted and men are given a taste of their own sexist poison.
    “In a parallel universe” is a series of fictional images, recreated from real ads in the mad men era, that question modern day sexism: showing it through a humorous light to spark a conversation through role play - a conversation that we need to have, uncles.

    Photography and concept by Eli Rezkallah
    Postproduction Konstantin Klimin
    Produced by Plastik Studios 2018
  • Original ad: Brand: Chase and Sanborn, Origin: USA, Decade: 1950s, Image type: Magazine Advert
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  • Brand: Alcoa Aluminium, Origin: USA, Decade: 1950s, Image type: Magazine Advert
  • Brand: Lux, Origin: USA, Year: 19656, Image type: Magazine Advert
  • Brand: Hardee's, Origin: USA, Decade: 1940s, Image type: Magazine Advert
  • Brand: Schlitz, Origin: USA, Decade: 1940s, Image type: Magazine Advert
  • Brand: Mr Leggs, Origin: USA, Year: 1962, Image type: Magazine Advert
  • Brand: Van Heusen, Origin: USA, Decade: 1940s, Image type: Magazine Advert
  • Brand: Hoover, Origin: USA, Decade: 1950s, Image type: Magazine Advert
  • Brand: Chemstrand Nylon, Origin: USA, Decade: 1940s, Image type: Magazine Advert 
  • Brand: Mr Leggs, Origin: USA, Year: 1962, Image type: Magazine Advert