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Australian photographer shoots grandmas in band t-shirts; blows the doors off his own stereotypes

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By photographing grandmas in their homes wearing punk and metal t-shirts in a photo series called “Grandmas Rock,” Melbourne-based photographer Jay Hynes aimed to contrast the rebelliousness of rock n’ roll with the more prim and proper lifestyles he expected from his subjects.

But in the process, his own assumptions and opinions about what “normal” grandmas do and how they live started to unravel.

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  • Tom Maybrier

    I really like this project - it reminds me of my own grandmother who could often surprise me with how open-minded and eclectic her ideas and taste could be.

    Great portraiture has the ability to challenge our preconceptions about people and help us to see past stereotypes to the individuality of the subject and this work definitely achieves that.

    Thanks for sharing!