Maja Daniels is a Swedish photographer who chronicles the life of two ageing Parisian twins, Monette and Mady. Perfectly synchronized and quietly dramatic, she traces their rich, quirky challenges of pre-conceived notions of growing old.
I first saw them on the streets of Paris and I was instantly fascinated by their identical outfits and synchronized corporal language. Quirky and beautiful, they stood out from any crowd. As I couldn’t quite believe my eyes, I remember thinking that they might not be real.
When I approached them I was not surprised to discover that they often finish each other’s sentences and that they refer to themselves as « I » instead of « we ».
This series is an intimate journal of their togetherness and as an alternative take on the complex issues that accompanies the notion of “aging” today