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Tag Archives: Life
Strongly drawn to the powerful relationship between twins, Japanese photographer Ariko Inaoka began taking photographs of Icelandic twin sisters, Erna and Hrefna, in 2009. For almost four years now, she has established a strong connection with the twins. There was no cultural barrier because the twins speak fluent English. She describes them as confident, innocent, and intelligent.
“I still don’t know how it truly feels like to be that someone who documents the twins’ personal lives. I am still in the process of finding my answer to this,” Inaoka shares. She aims to visit the twins every year and document their physical growth and psychological development until they turn 16 or 17.
She remarkably froze a certain time in Erna and Hrefna’s conjoined lives as she magically and visually recorded their youngest and most carefree moments using film — as if they do not only resemble the same features but also, share the same souls.
“I often hear that identical twins have telepathic connections between them. This is true with Erna and Hrefna. They are always together. Spending time with them makes me feel both comfortable and strange, because I have never seen such a powerful connection between any two human beings. They say to me, ‘We dream the same dreams sometimes’,” Ariko Inaoka says.
Inaoka works as a full time photographer and a soba restaurant owner. She lives in Kyoto, Japan with her writer-photographer husband, Sean Lotman.
What an extraordinary and creative woman! I hope they let her wear her goggles in her grave.
“In August 2013 my friend Zina asked if I could shoot a video for her portfolio. She needed something that would showcase her work but also tell a little bit about her personality and her interests. We had two days to shoot and edit, so we shot an interview and smashed something together to meet our deadline.
On November 20, 2013 Zina passed away due to a hiking accident in Ouray, CO. After the funeral I revisited the footage and made this short as an attempt to capture her personality and creativity. I never planned to release it online, but now I have a chance to share her and her creations with all of you! For all who are part of the Zina Lahr love bomb, this is for you!”, Stormy Pyeatte says.
Aww. Listen to this video carefully!
This film is currently being developed as a series of broadcast films with production company Archer’s Mark.
Performed by Derek Jacobi
Words and Music from “You” by Keaton Henson
Directed and Produced by William Williamson
Director of Photography: Will Hanke
Editor: Adam Tyler
Shanghai-based photographer Eric Leleu captures various incarnations of the nap in a series he calls Day Dreamers. From factory worker to executive, Leleu shows us there is no wrong way to catch a snooze in the hustle and bustle of Shanghai.
“The sleepers are a testimony to a China where workers wake up early, go to bed late and recuperate with short naps during the day, showing a respect for biological rhythms, and an awareness of the body and its needs. Workers escape from the present, taking a momentary time out, without fear of being seen. These candid siestas reveal the complex link in China between private and public spheres: private life overflowing onto the sidewalk; privacy integrating with the wider community”.
There are 27 million people in slavery today. They are forced to work without pay, under threat of violence, and they’re unable to walk away. We can end slavery in our lifetime.
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What if, on any random day, you were suddenly strike by a giant meteor… that no one saw? And let’s say the meteor spatially moved your physical form 91 cm away from where it should be? Would anyone believe you? Or would everyone think you’re crazy?
That’s the idea behind this short film by Jeremy Clapin called Skhizein. It’s kind of an odd story, but that’s also why it’s so charming.
BOY by Parisa Taghizadeh: Photographer Documents Young Son as He Unknowingly Crosses Preconceived Gender Boundaries
“BOY is the story of a young boy and the world he has created for himself. He finds beauty in things mainly associated with girls but that’s not why he likes them. He likes them because ‘they are beautiful.’ These are portraits of my son taken over a six month period. They are about his interior world and the things that manifest from it; what he believes in when society tells him otherwise.
What started as a documentation of his daily life and observations of his theatrical little world has turned into an inquiry into what little boys are allowed to be before the world changes them and molds them into some notion of what it means to be a man in our society,” Parisa Taghizadeh says.
Parisa Taghizadeh is a British-Iranian photographer currently based in Auckland, New Zealand. In her latest series “BOY”, Taghizadeh gives us an intimate portrayal of her young son’s life at a tender and malleable age. Unknowingly, he crosses preconceived boundaries and bounces between gender perceptions, displaying his freedom before conforming to societal stereotypes.
Taghizadeh is co-founder of the photography collective Tangent in Auckland, New Zealand.
Okay, so there’s nothing original about this commercial. But the cuteness factor is high! Check out for yourself.