A new take on cowboys…

Walter Lockwood’s photography certainly doesn’t lack a sense of satire. In a new project, Lockwood parodies the cultural staple of a “Spaghetti Western” by inserting Asian characters into quintessential American roles. His project Sukiyaki Western, is meant to explore the changing quality of media and stereotypes.

from Walter Lockwood's "Sukiyaki Western"

“By casting Asian actors as “Cowboys/Gunslingers” and using a palette as open and malleable as the western film genre, I am participating in and illustrating the dissolving of cultural values and reference points.”

– Walter Lockwood in Fabrik Magazine

from Walter Lockwood's "Sukiyaki Western"

from Walter Lockwood's "Sukiyaki Western"

These images hold my attention not only because of the cultural commentary but because of they are clean, crisp, and technically perfect. What do you think? Leave me a comment!

from Walter Lockwood's "Sukiyaki Western"

from Walter Lockwood's "Sukiyaki Western"

Thank you Walter and Fabrik Magazine!

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