I bet you thought these beautiful images by photographer Kelli Connell were of a real couple right? When in actual fact, they're part of a body of work entitled Double Life where Kelli takes two or more photos and manipulates them together in Photoshop to create believable relationship scenes. Scenes that she has experienced personally, witnessed in public, or watched on television. Created using one, single model who acts two different parts - you can really believe the public and private moments that Kelli seeks to recreate.
Explaining the work, Kelli says: "It's an autobiographical questioning of sexuality and gender roles that shape the identity of the self within intimate relationships. Polarities of identity such as the masculine and feminine psyche, the irrational and rational self, the exterior and interior self, the motivated and resigned self are portrayed. By combining multiple photographic negatives of the same model in each image, the dualities of the self are defined by body language and clothing worn. This work is an honest representation of the duality or multiplicity of the self in regards to decisions about intimate relationships, family, belief systems and lifestyle options."