Amelia Sopta

This photo consists of a self-portrait of a woman and a man. The two are wearing a beige and gray t-shirt. The woman’s head is resting on the man’s chest and his head on top of hers.

Twintype is an exploration of what it means to have a twin sibling, as well a depiction of what that relationship entails. Through photographing myself as well as my twin brother, I aim to present the strong connection we will forever have with each other. Through candid and performative images, moments of our natural interaction are captured, displaying the most honest truth behind our bond. I also explore a typological format within some of the images, focusing on physicalities of my brother and of myself. In some images, parts of the figure are cropped out or obscured, in order to showcase others. This invites the viewer to take notice of our physical features, and to study our similarities and differences. The images are warm toned to encapsulate this sense of comfort, warmth, and familiarity we feel around one another. I aim for this series to feel affectionate and somewhat ambiguous, allowing the viewer to take what they wish from it, and this idea of “twinness”.