Erna and Hrefna are twin girls from Iceland whom Japanese photographer Ariko Inaoka has been taking photos of every summer since 2009.
Originally meeting the girls in 2006 when they came to a fashion shoot casting, Inaoka would reconnect with them three years later and be captivated by their connection and photogenic qualities. She began traveling to the twin girls hometown of Reikjavik each year, where she spends 3-4 weeks capturing Erna and Hrefna as they transition from adolescents to adults.
Inaoka describes the girls’ bond on her artist statement: “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’.”
View Inaoka’s powerful photos of the girls below, and for more from the photographer visit her website.