Lake Verea is an artist duet formed by Francisca Rivero-Lake and Carla Verea in 2005. Throughout their practice they experiment around the notion of expanded photography into installation, textile, performance, sculpture, and video. Their work revolves around experiments with photographic techniques and formats blurring questions of authorship, they focus on building a personal narrative that highlights their combined identity to create intimate and personal portraits of architecture, artists’ archives, and people. The artists have explored the archives of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, architect Luis Barragán, and German émigrés Josef and Anni Albers amongst others. Lake Verea’s “Paparazza Moderna” project fuse storytelling with poetic portraits of single-family houses designed by renowned modernist architects (Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, Richard Neutra, Rudolph M. Schindler, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Philip Johnson) and explore the idea of architecture as a living being.