Portfolio Category - Portrait Awards 2014
"Chimeras" or “The twins project” is a series of portraits of twins of all ages and from all kinds of backgrounds. Twins are fascinating, and I worked on this fascination: they are almost magic, and yet they are real. The fact that two people look exactly the same whereas they are not the same person is astonishing indeed. It is like a real dream, or like a miracle. In some past or present civilizations, twins are even considered as gods... or as monsters.
I thus wanted to photograph these twins in order to question how our society considers what is amazing and surprising in general. In my series, twins represent everything that is not rational but that however exists. The pictures question how we perceive the things that we can't understand, and which place we leave for surprising realities.