These images are a sample from a series of self-portraits I created entitled, “Double Je.”

Produced over the course of 5 years, these photographs speak of my identity and the difficulty we all have of being who we really are.

I play.

In color, with my body, my family and with those around me. I create layouts, surreal scenes, the precise definition and careful light.

In all cases, the photo is talking about me.

I play.

With myself, with my models—but my rules are very personal. She speaks of confinement, choking, the urge to escape, the relationship alive. I wonder about death…

I play. A double game ?

Rather, a double writing with an obsession. This is integral between the two approaches: that of my identity and the fundamental question of “I.”

—Emmanuelle Brisson