Posts Tagged ‘twins’

Photo Prank: Twins Pretend to ‘Teleport’ While Strangers Take Their Picture

It’s the weekend, which means we get to share something silly with you to help you either forget about last week, put off thinking about next week, or both.

Last week, we shared a humorous video in which pranksters used a squirt gun camera to covertly spray unwitting tourists in London. In this week’s video, twins Jack and Finn of JacksGap pretend to “teleport” mid picture to the astonishment of the stranger they roped into taking their photo. Read more…

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.
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Portraits of People Who Look Alike But Aren’t Related At All

Canadian photographer François Brunelle is fascinated with the human face and the question of whether everyone has a doppelganger somewhere on Earth that looks exactly like them. For years now, he has been working on a project called I’m Not a Look-Alike!, which features portraits of people who look like identical twins but aren’t actually related at all. Brunelle looks for subjects whose faces are so similar that their close friends might have trouble telling them apart.
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Double Identity: Stacked Photographs of Identical Twins

Double Identity is a neat project by photographer Caroline Briggs in which she photographs portraits of identical twins wearing the same clothing and striking the same poses, and then overlays one on top of the other to show their similarities and differences. She writes:

My series aims to avoid direct physical comparisons between twins while allowing the viewer to acknowledge and accept the twins’ similarities and differences. For the twin, it gives them a different perspective on their double identities and poses questions about their relationship and their desire – or lack of desire – to live completely separate lives.

Briggs has the credentials to do this project — she’s a twin herself!
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Close-Up Portraits of Identical Twins

Photographer Martin Schoeller traveled to the annual “Twins Days Festival” in Twinsburg, Ohio to photograph pairs of identical twins in his trademark close-up style.
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Photographer Collects Photographs of Identical Twins

Diane Arbus might have one iconic photograph of identical twins, but Spanish photographer Maria Zarazua has devoted much of her career to finding and photographing them. Her goal is to show the intimate relationship between them, and their individualities despite being genetic carbon copies.
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