Duality { 44 images } Created 7 Sep 2016

Duality explores the way in which our uniform, workwear and casual clothes influence the perception of the individual. ‘Duality’ displays each individual twice, once in their work attire, the other in their own clothing.

How do we perceive ourselves depending upon what we are wearing? How do the public perceive those wearing workwear, either that which is enforced by their employer or selected as uniform by themselves? Can the causal clothes that we choose act as a uniform of sorts?

Previously exhibited as part of the Brighton Photo Biennial 2016, & Hull International Photography Festival 2017 & shared on BBC In Pictures,


Quotes from participants;

“The moment I put on a different gown or costume to become a different character, the moment you get on that stage and you’re wearing that, you just become someone else.”


“First appearances really count. If you go in a suit they’ll expect that you sit in an office and everyone else will do the work, whereas if you turn up in your work clothes everyone can see that you’re actually going to do the work yourself.”


“When I’m wearing my normal clothes, I’m just another person, when I’m on the farm, in my work clothes, people know who I am and what I’m there to do.”


‘Duality’ is a collaboration between Tristan Poyser and Simon Bray.
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