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Seeing Double: Dreamlike Symmetrical Portraits of Identical Twins

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For her Twins Project, French photographer Julie de Waroquier spent the summer of 2011 shooting surreal, symmetrical, and square portraits of identical twins.

Each of the portraits is dreamlike in appearance, with the twins dressed in the same clothing and posing in the middle of the frame. Many of them would look like mirror images, except the backgrounds make it clear that you’re staring at two different individuals.

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You can find the rest of this series over on Waroquier’s photography website.

If you’re interested in the photographing of twins, you should check out the work of photographer Maria Zarazua, who also seeks out and photographs identical twins, and also the work of François Brunelle, who photographs people who look similar but aren’t related at all.


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Image credits: Photographs by Julie de Waroquier and used with permission


 
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  • Mansgame

    Nice to know there are no ugly twins.

  • http://www.facebook.com/albin.roussel Albin Roussel

    lol I can confirm, my girls are cuties!

  • Stan

    Cool idea but too much vignetting and bloom (is that the proper term?) in some of the shots. Also, what’s wrong with their legs? (photos 3, 5, 6, 8, 10)

  • Joakim

    Hope someone take this idea and do something better with it.

  • harumph

    Yeah, it’s surprising that nobody before has ever thought to take a symmetrical photo of twins wearing the same outfit.

    /sarcasm.