TOKYO POP - AMIAYA
The Massena twins: Suzane and Suzana Massena
The first time Maja Daniels saw Monette and Mady together, walking briskly down the streets of Paris, she wasn’t sure they were real. Like Alice’s White Rabbit, they were there and gone in a flash.
When she finally approached the identical twins in 2010, after years of watching them from afar, they thought it was strange that she would want to document them.
Admittedly, though, it wasn’t the first time they’d been approached by curious passersby. And it’s easy to see why: Not only are the sisters identical, but whenever they go out in public, they dress exactly alike.
It’s not uncommon, perhaps, to see that with babies and young children. But turn the clocks forward a few decades, and the sight is bound to turn heads.
“I think they do it as a provocation to other people,” Daniels said. “To them, we’re just singular people. They’ve elevated beyond the single person.”