Our memories are the architecture of our identity.
Like discovering a box of old family portraits, this work wants to make you feel like you are looking back on a distant memory, and at the same time it claims to take you to a past that is not ours but you can feel familiar, as if it were a vague and distant memory. I want the viewer to time travel, as if he had discovered a magical and surreal place - as in photography, where fantasy and reality come together and can walk aside - exploring the phenomenon of twins, the identity and the ties that bind them.
I was living in India for more than two years and on the summer of 2015 I found an article in a local newspaper that spoke about a town in the State of Kerala where there are a lot of twins; doctors and scientists were investigating the phenomenon, but apparently there is no logical explanation on why the town has one the highest rate of twin births in the world.
I traveled to this small village in Kerala, in South of India, and I decided to shoot this series of portraits as if they were old, imitating the "Portrait carte-de-visite" from 1850, as if he had taken a historian or a scientist several years ago, sorting, taking samples, testimonials and cataloging the twins.
As in photography, there is no absolute but interpreted reality, I decided to build a story where reality meets fantasy.