archival pigment print, watercolour, liquid gold, 2016

Intentionally reminiscent of early ethnographic hand-coloured photographs Oriental Women critiques the fetishisation and stereotypes of asian women as the ‘exotic other’. I photographed my friends and self, posed as oriental beauties, sitting for the western gaze – but distorts this by photographing the women and self eating cheap Oriental flavoured instant noodle. Through this process I link the historic stereotyping and fetishisation of cultures, food and people to that of contemporary society.