It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to, i-D June 2008
Photographer: Nick Thornton Jones & Warren du Preez
Model: Magdalena Frackowiak
IN-DEPENDENCIAS Miguel Ángel García
Miguel Angel García defined his series IN-DEPENDENCIAS (2008-2012) as an analysis of the desired feeling of independence, privacy and personal identity by the citizens of the European Union. Comparing the outer shell of the residences to the skin in our bodies, and in that outer shell highlighting where the dependencies of its inhabitants are evident: water, light, heat, power, communications, etc.
Gao Rongguo - Identical Twins
"Growing up in Shandong Province, Rongguo went to many different schools and in that time knew three sets of identical twins.
For this project, he returned to Shandong Province to find his subjects and chose to photograph them so they appear to gaze at their own nonidentical reflection.
He chose subjects in their fifties because, he explains, the fifties are often called the years to know one’s fate.
With this project, Rongguo calls into question the idea of astrology, that two people born at exactly the same time, with identical DNA, end up with completely different personalities, interests, and in fact have entirely different fates.
While it is apparent that the subjects are identical twins, the sometimes minuscule, sometimes more obvious, differences between them create a poignant document of humanity and individual human determination.”