The ongoing series Agata began in 2017. Depoorter met the young performer in a strip club in Paris. A complex relationship developed between the two, resulting in a whole series of portraits. The work is based on a collaborative working dynamic and the agreement to “use each other.” Agata is playing with and searching for her identity while Depoorter is questioning photographic authorship. The portraits are a product of them both, of a complex relationship between photographer and subject. The two women continue to travel together and visit each other to this day. New collaborative portraits are constantly being created that tell a collaborative story and in which the demands and extremes of real artistic collaboration become visible. Together, the two explore the boundaries of illusion and truth and the complex relationships between self and other.