For Country Fictions, Madrid-based photographer Juan Aballe chronicles life in the rural corners of the Iberian Peninsula, capturing the quiet, bucolic lifestyle of its villages through a rose-colored lens. Inspired by a group of his friends, who had abandoned metropolitan areas for a life nearer to the natural landscape of places like La Mancha, Andalusia, and the Pyrenees, Aballe himself thought of relocating to the country; Country Fictions is the manifestation of his fantasy, a vision of a life that never came to be.
For Twins, London-based portrait photographer Alma Haser explores the uncanny bond shared between duplicate individuals. Her models, Mona Ali and Jessica Staufenberg, are not literal twins, but working together on set, they have learned to echo one another in movement and expression. Says Haser, “they now call each other Afro sisters.”