Fumiko Imano's Twin Photographs

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How would you like to have an instant twin, your wacky moments together immortalized on a photograph? Let Japanese photographer and artist Fumiko Imano show you how.

You may already be familiar with the easy trick artists and photographers these days use to create images showing two or more “copies” of themselves. Photoshop is usually the tool of the trade for this, but for Japanese photographer and artist Fumiko Imano, there’s no better way to do this but the analogue way.

Photo via Lost at E Minor

Since 2002, Imano has been taking on this twins photo series as a means of self-healing, digging through her extensive identity crisis that stemmed from her nomadic life and the need to acclimatize to the adult world. She spent her childhood in Rio de Janeiro, moved back to Japan, then moved again to the UK to pursue art and fashion photography studies. This “dislocation” became the foundation and core of her work.

From the start of the project, Imano envisioned herself not as a singular subject (and object), but a pair of twin sisters engaged in playful candidness. “If I were a pair of twins, I want to stay as a child, so as to enjoy life by being more playful!”

Photo via Tokyo Art Beat

Instead of the obvious method of just doing everything on the computer, Imano cuts lo-fi photographs of herself and glues them together to make a new image of her as instant twins. If you look closely at the photos, you’ll see the line that faintly cuts them in half. The result? interesting collages showing her playful and child-like side, seemingly communicating and interacting with her “instant twin.”

Photos via Lost at E Minor and Tokyo Art Beat.

Imano will showcase some of her twin photographs in an exhibit called “We Oui!” for this year’s Singapore Fringe Festival. If you’re going to be in Singapore in February, you might want to take note of the following details of the exhibit:


Singapore Fringe Festival
February 15-26, 2012
10 a.m. — 6 p.m.
The Atelier, National Museum of Singapore
Free Admission

Information for this article were taken from Lost at E Minor, Singapore Fringe Festival, and Tokyo Art Beat.

written by plasticpopsicle on 2012-01-02 in #news #photographer #lomography #artist #fumiko-imano #collage #analogue-lifestyle #twins #twin-photographs #singapore #oriental #exhibit #japanese

3 Comments

  1. joyceyjoyce
    joyceyjoyce ·

    omg i am in love with her!!

  2. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    AWESOME. UNFORTUNATELY JUST ONE TWIN. I THOUGHT WHEN IT SAID TWIN PHOTOGRAPH, IT WILL BE LOT OF TWIN SIBLINGS HERE. BUT AWESOME JAPAN PHOTO (AS ALWAYS :) ANYWAY ^_^

  3. adriancostales8
    adriancostales8 ·

    cool effect! i wonder if anyone can do this without cutting though...

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