In an ongoing annual photoshoot, Japanese photographer Ariko Inaoka captures the bond of twin girls as they grow older. He has photographed the girls, Erna and Hrefna, since 2009 and aims to show more than just their physical appearance, but also their unique psychological connection as identical twins.
“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’.”
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The resulting photos truly transcend physical appearance and dig into their psyche. Some of the images look nearly horror movie-esque while others are mysterious yet peaceful. Check out a selection of photos taken over the past 5 years below.