A special relationship that ties couples of twins, individuals who have always been together and have always shared the same existential space, sometimes in a complementary way, another competitive one.
The twins live a continuous de nition (and rede nition) of the personal identity and the identity of the couple, within a fascinating swing between equality and diversity: “I am equal to you but I am not you, I am different from you but I am also part of you. “
Physical equality is what has always attracted observer eyes, perhaps because the idea of being able to reflect oneself in someone “in their own image and likeness” fascinates the human being. But for pairs of twins, the game of mirrors acquires a depth without it, because the other is not totally extraneous and at the same time is not entirely identical.
Identity and diversity contribute in a dance that will prevail from time to time the equality or difference, the sense of uniqueness and belonging or the desire for detachment and distance.
Fisical similarity obviously does not correspond to an overlap of identity, although our curiosity is tickled exactly by this possibility. In common perception the twins seem to be pairs of “inseparable”, opposite poles of the same magnetic field that attract each other.
Fascinated by this magical relationship, I portrayed various pairs of twins (men, women, children) in a fashion key, as if to “freeze” in a timeless shot the twin relationship, so special and controversial.
Twins: Giulia & Sofia Calaud
Makeup: Manuela Zampicinini
Hair stylist: Alessio Comini
Stylist: Luisa Tosetto
Location: Loft Hair – Verona
Twins: Massimo Esposito & Simone Maschera
Barber: Michele Qualdi
Twins: Ilaria & Giorgia De Luca
Makeup: Martina Altissimo
Hair stylist: Valentina Bortoli, Vanessa Maculan for Bottega 22/Thiene
Stylist: Brunelli Vittoria
Thank for the outfits to Sonia Simonetto/Show08Room
Twins: Gaia & Giorgia Girardi
Makeup & hair style: Sonia Tomsic
Stylist: Elisa Santinon
Twins: Michele & Filippo Michielon
Makeup: Laza Mazzocco
Hair stylist: Gessica Maso / Studio stile – Dolo
Stylist: Salvatore Tufano
Location: Villa Ducale – Dolo
Thank for the outfits to Public store (Padova) and for the location to Elisabetta Fogarin.
Twins: Ivan & Vasyl Kostenko
Twins: Elena & Giorgia Guzzon
Makeup & hair stylist: Elisabeth Lora
Stylist: Claudia Crivellari
Thanks for the outfits to Cloe boutique, padova.
© Ioan Pilat photogrphy