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Icelandic Twin Girls Erna & Hrefna In Mysterious Photos By Ariko Inaoka

Published 4 years ago

Every year, Japanese photographer Ariko Inaoka travels to Iceland to photograph two amazing twin girls named Erna and Hrefna. Since 2009, Inaoka has photographed the girls every summer, documenting their beautiful connection and the passage of time.

Back in 2006 she met these girls through a friend, who brought the girls, 6 years old at the time, to a fashion photoshoot casting being held by Inaoka. In 2009, the photographer reconnected with the girls and started taking pictures of them every summer, visiting them for three to four weeks at a time in Reikjavik’s downtown, where they live. Inaoka is hoping to be able to continue the project until they’re 16 and document one of the most precious periods of life – the transition from childhood to adolescence.

In her artist’s statement, the photographer writes, “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’.

More info: aarriikkoo (h/t: slate)

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