From August Sander to Diane Arbus, twins have exerted a strange fascination for the photographer.
There’s something about people who look identical that challenges us to reveal those slight differences that the human eye might miss but not the shutter.
Ariko Inaoka continues this tradition with her photo essay on identical twin sisters’ living in Iceland called Erna and Hrefna.
Like Stanley Kubrick in ‘The Shining’, Inaoka plays with the old idea that there is something slightly disturbing about people who look the same; as if they their similarities extended to the way they thought too.
She has them in odd poses reminiscent of Japanese horror films and even has them wear masks in one shot.
The result is a quirky and entertaining collection of images that will certainly give the girls in question a wonderful off kilter photo album to show their own children one day.