"We dream the same dreams sometimes"

This is a great work of photography by Ariko Inaoka, a Japanese photographer who's fascinated by identical twins (who's not?) and is determined to photograph Erna and Hrefna until they're 16. This is a really interesting project that i'm not gonna miss, so far, she has photographed them since 2009 and the photos are a beauty to look at as she introduces us to the enigmatic and dreamy world of Erna and Hrefna, so below i posted the story behind her work and the ones i liked best, but there are more beautiful works at her blog, so be sure to check them out.

Erna and Hrefna are eleven years old Icelandic identical twins. I started to photograph them when they were nine years old in 2009, and this will be an ongoing project until they are sixteen years old. I will visit them every year.
My intention for this project is to capture the very precious period of their growth from child to teenager, physically as well psychologically. The relationship between identical twins is interesting subject matter.
I often hear that identical twins have telepathic connections between them. This is true with Erna and Hrefna. They are always together. They almost never fight each other. Spending time with them I feel such comfort in their companionship but at the same time I feel strange because I have never seen such a powerful connection between any two human beings. They say to me, “We dream same dreams sometimes.”
— Ariko Inaoka (Erna and Hrefna Project ‘09-‘10)

sources: ariko


  1. Quines fotos més boniques, semblen fetes per Tim Walker. L'ambientació em recorda a les pelis de la Sofia Coppola, especialment the virgin suicides.

    Petonets x

  2. Totalment d'acord amb Mar en que semblen com fotos de Tim Walker, tenen la mateixa atmosfera. És un projecte genial la veritat, i molt curiós. M'encanta la frase que has escollit de "we dream the same dreams sometimes".