Photographs of Monette & Mady, a set of twins living in Paris

Say hello to Mady and Monette: two women living in Paris who happen to be identical twins, captured in a new series by photographer Maja Daniels.

All images courtesy of the artist

All images courtesy of the artist

The pair have spent the greater parts of their lives together and are inseparable. They eat the same food, wear the same clothes, and refer to themselves as 'I' instead of 'we'. They even complete each other's sentences.

When Maja spotted them on the streets of Paris she was instantly fascinated by their identical outfits and synchronised lives. This project, simply called 'Monette & Mady', follows the pair on a surreal day through Paris.

"Being born as an identical twin often raises questions about identity and intimacy," says Maja. "Most people search for a life partner to share their life with and a big part of our identity is built around this condition. As ew are confronted with the radically unique and viscerally embodied relationship of Mady and Monette, we are faced with feelings of fascination but also with distrust. This project operates in this borderland."

Maja adds: "As we enter the game orchestrated by the sisters, this series attempts to play with notions of identity as we ask ourselves the question, Is that the same person twice?"


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