This collection is a rebellion against the modern employment. I believe modern employment is a form of wage slavery. In order to escape, people have developed layers of protection, armors which eventually become the strength. The hierarchy in work and the competitive nature of office culture can easily make the middle-class workers feel a lack of confidence. They gradually start presenting themselves to their colleagues and bosses by enlarging their bodies to appear more powerful in order not to be defeated. This performance of power becomes their ideal image, and once they are at the top, they view themselves as if they have escaped from the horrors of wage slavery, but they are still part of it. In order to maintain their status, they have to be a part of the system. Nothing has changed.
This look is about people who gained a little confidence but are still terrified of the overall environment. The shoulder part is trying to capture the action of being intimate.
Photo by The Ox project ,This look is about a person who has passed through the intro stage and can present themselves properly, and her characteristics have all got taken away by the pressure from the office area.
Photo by The Ox project, This look talks about people who are in a hurry to work. The look is trying to capture a sense of being rushed.
Photo by The Ox project and Noah Taylor, This look is about a person who got struck by the reality of the office environment, trying to hide his identity and play the role that society has given him.
Photo by The Ox project, This look shows the person has been promoted up from the beginner roles and ready to be at the management or executive level. She is ambitious about her future
Photo by The Ox project, This look shows the people who have passed the executive decision's excitement, and she wants to finish her job correctly and ready for another promotion. However, she is satisfied with her current role.
Photo by The Ox project, This look is the highest role that you can reach as someone who comes in with no background. She tries to show off her status and pretends she owns everything.
Photo by The Ox project, The eighth look is the true owner of the company. She was born privileged; she did not have to work her way up. She owns everything by inheriting. No matter how hard the rest of the others work, she always takes the fruit of succession as a privilege given by birth.