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These portraits are unique in that they feature the subject AND the photographer — disguised as a doppelgänger, friend, or relative. Czech-born Dita Pepe decided to explore identity and participation in her series, “Self Portraits." See more photos here: http://slate.me/137o6b8

The Doppelgänger and Chameleon Photographer

After moving to Germany at 19 to work as an au pair, Czech-born Dita Pepe spent her first paycheck on a camera.

Shizuka Yokomizo, Dear Stranger… (Stranger series, 1998-2000).

For this series of portraits, photographer Shizuka Yokomizo left anonymous letters on the doorsteps of random ground floor apartments with the message: “Dear Stranger, I am an artist working on a photographic project which involves people I do not

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Photographer Imagines Her Life With Dozens Of Different Men In Self-Portraits

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She said: “Unconsciously, I was still looking for female ideals to inspire me. I took pictures of myself in different disguises. It was at around 1999 when the first series of self-portraits came to light.” | A Photographer Has Been Doing A Series Where She Puts Herself Into Other Families

She said: "Unconsciously, I was still looking for female ideals to inspire me. I took pictures of myself in different disguises. It was at around 1999 when the first series of self-portraits came to light."

Czech photographer Dita Pepe takes these musings quite literally, re-imaging her life

One decision can alter a person's life forever. Czech photographer Dita Pepe explores this idea in Self Portraits with Men, a fascinating series that reimagines the divergent paths her life would have taken if she had chosen different partners. In portraits that transcend class, age, and culture, Pepe blends in seamlessly with families that are not her own, using strangers and their homes as props for her exploration of a wide spectrum of lifestyles. While the Czech creative's…

Photographer Explores Different Lifestyles by Integrating into Strangers' Families

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