Twins have often been a fascinating topic in fashion photography, fed by the odd fantasy of “seeing double” in stories that suddenly look twice as beautiful as they would normally appear to be. Getting lost in the eternal questioning of who’s who, getting troubled by risky scenarios bluring the lines between intimate friendship, tight sistership and even twisted seduction games in the sweet shadows of a boudoir. Many plots play around the idea of watching forbidden moments of tenderness, though most of them keep the imagery soft and sophisticated and steer clear from voyeurism and indecency. Twins in fashion have often embodied the pipe dreams about mirrors anyone might experience watching his own doppelganger and nurturing the illusion of breaking the frontier of glass that separates reality from the imaginary world he has in front of himself… Where all looks so similar and close yet undeniably twisted and uknown.
Twins in fashion, or the unique opportunity to see two parallel lines crossing for a first time. In terms of images, the photographs one can do by working with twin models have the eldritch aspect of stills taken from a fantastic or sci-fi movie as the storylines of such editorials explore further tracks than just portraying two carbon-copy sisters as they could be in their everyday life. The spread photographed by Hüsne Afsar with Inka and Neele Hoeper perfectly suits this category of well elaborated scripts when you find yourself (or lose yourself) getting more captivated by the interaction between the characters than the already unusual fact to see two almost identical faces sharing the same rare and precious beauty.