A Lamb Named Beauty shows the life of two twin sisters Kimberly and Gwendolyn. The series started in 2007, when the sisters were 10 years old. I tried to give a candid impression about how the twins take care of each other, and the many animals that are gathered around them. The twins seem to live in a domain all of their own, taking strength from their love from one another.
— An-Sofie Kesteleyn
At times contemplative, humorous, and somber, these photographs represent moments drawn from various children's lives who have no obvious connection to each other. By bringing them together, we see a wholly new interpretation of a subject we think we know — childhood.
In these award-winning, explicit portraits, Okabe sensitively presents her subjects: two of her transgender lovers who are going through the intense period of their transitions.
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