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You Are My Twin by Kristina Varaksina

You Are My Twin by Kristina Varaksina

Marianne Piano
November 13, 2015
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We always get that feeling of amazement when we see twins. I, personally, have experienced growing up with that feeling; my mother has an identical twin sister. They do things together, they have the same taste in food, music and they even sound alike. Sometimes, they would have the same hairstyles. This art set we will feature today is about twins and the psychological study made on their relationship. A video of the behind the scenes is included. Check it out!

"You Are My Twin" is a personal art project. This project is a little psychological study of twins' relationship shown with the help of metaphors.

- Kristina Varaksina


From sketches to final images the whole project took about a month. Making props took most of the time, over three weeks. I shot all four images in one day and then it took me about 4 days to do post production.

- Kristina Varaksina


I've always been curious about how it feels to have a twin. One day I just started thinking about visual and how to use props and what kind of sets to tell a story in each picture.

- Kristina Varaksina


I shot these with Hasselblad H3D digital camera, 120mm lens and used Lightroom and Photoshop for post processing and retouching.

- Kristina Varaksina


Watch the making of the project in this video.


Kristina Varaksina is a Russian photographer based in New York and San Francisco. Before getting her MFA in Photography at Academy of Art University San Francisco. She worked as an Art Director at international advertising agencies in Moscow. She is a winner of numerous US and international awards in fine arts and commercial photography. Her artwork is represented by galleries in San Francisco, Nashville, and Berlin. Her focus is portrait, fashion, beauty, advertising, and Fine Art photography with an emphasis on story telling and shot design. Female and children related subjects are the biggest part of Kristina Varaksina’s personal work. In her photography Kristina explores human emotions and behavior. Her work speaks through metaphors and translates a mood through carefully chosen color palette and play of light.

See more of her multi-awarded and amazing artworks in Behance and her website.

One comment on “You Are My Twin by Kristina Varaksina”

  1. C’est vrai que c’est fascinant les jumeaux ou jumelles. C’est photos sont intéressantes, mais pourquoi choisir des jumelles qui ne se ressemblent pas trop. J’adore la photo avec le poisson, celle avec les gros œufs est un peu… flippante !

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