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Identical twins capture their individual personalities

Identical twins are often mistakenly seen as carbon copies of one another, alike in personalities as well as looks. But this stunning portrait series seeks to reveal the subtle differences that are overlooked.

Photographer Peter Zelewski, from Detroit, has spent the last few years finding and photographing pairs of identical twins on the streets of London in a bid to explore what binds them together – and sets them apart. 

Speaking to Huck magazine, he explained: ‘When I first started the project, it was without a doubt [the] visual attraction which I found most interesting when taking portraits of twins. But, as the series progressed, it was the subtle differences that became equally interesting.’

The resulting photos capture twins of a range of ages, races and backgrounds. In each, the difference in posture, expression and intention reveals something of each twin’s individual identity, even when they are dressed same.

Zelewski added: ‘One example is 15-year-old brothers Duke and Joe. Although they are identical twins they couldn’t be more different, both in their physical appearance and personalities. By stripping down the background and photographing the boys in plain t-shirts, I was able to let their different personalities shine through.’

The project, titled Alike But Not Alike, has is on display in an exhibition at The Hoxton in Shoreditch, East London, until May 22. More information can be found on Zelewski’s website, Instagram and Twitter.

Violeta and Irina, 25, photographed in Regents Park, London, in March 2018

Devontay and Dijon, 23, photographed in London, March 2018

Devontay and Dijon, 23, photographed in London, March 2018

Delilah and Tullulah, 13, photographed in London, January 2018

Delilah and Tullulah, 13, photographed in London, January 2018

Toby and Bill, 14, London, September 2017

Toby and Bill, 14, London, September 2017

Sharmeena and Ridhwana, 23, photographed in London, July 2017

Sharmeena and Ridhwana, 23, photographed in London, July 2017

Joe and Duke, 15, photographed in London, July 2017

Joe and Duke, 15, photographed in London, July 2017

Edwina and Rebecca, 29, photographed in Regents Park, London, March 2018

Edwina and Rebecca, 29, photographed in Regents Park, London, March 2018

Irene and Sharon, 14, photographed in London, September 2017

Irene and Sharon, 14, photographed in London, September 2017

Cristian and George, 31, photographed in London, December 2016

Cristian and George, 31, photographed in London, December 2016

Ronja and Vår, 22, photographed in London, January 2018

Ronja and Vår, 22, photographed in London, January 2018

Tomas and Lourenco, 16, photographed in London, December 2015

Tomas and Lourenco, 16, photographed in London, December 2015

Kira and Taya, 15, photographed in London, November 2017

Kira and Taya, 15, photographed in London, November 2017

Reggie and Mickey, two, photographed in London, October 2017

Reggie and Mickey, two, photographed in London, October 2017

Chè and Leonie, 20, photographed in London, October 2017

Chè and Leonie, 20, photographed in London, October 2017

Yasmin and Leila, six, photographed in August 2017

Yasmin and Leila, six, photographed in August 2017

Leah and Chloe, 11, photographed in London, May 2017

Leah and Chloe, 11, photographed in London, May 2017

Aveah and Anaiah, three, photographed in London, July 2017

Aveah and Anaiah, three, photographed in London, July 2017



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