In 2008 Swiss photographer (and model) Cornelia Hediger exhibited her Doppelgänger Series at the Klompching Gallery in NYC. Each photograph was meticulously planned – props, fashion, and even wall color – and shot in Hediger’s own apartment. She says:
The characters that represent hope and despair, good and bad, past and present, face each other, watching and wondering if the other is trustworthy. This particular way of photographing allows me to look over my own shoulder and act out internal struggles in the external world.
I don’t know if it’s the cardigan sweater, the white stockings, or the heavy wooden swivel desk chair, but this photograph conjures up images of Emma, the school teacher in The Doppelganger Song.