Seeing Double – Twin Portraits by Martin Schoeller

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I love my dogs, reading books, and taking great pictures with my battered but still functional digital camera. Taking great pictures with a high end camera is almost too easy, producing fantastic images with an outdated one is an accomplishment by itself.
By on March 22, 2012, in Photography
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Twins have always fascinated the human race. Just last month, the National geographic published the article  “A Thing or Two About Twins” by Peter Miller with images by Martin Schoeller. Martin is a photographer based in New York. The similarity with which he treats his subjects, whether famous or unknown, makes his work stand out from the rest. He did the same with the twins, same clothes, lighting, angle, and backdrop. At first glance you’d think they’re the same person wearing slightly different expressions. It isn’t until later, when you’ve had a closer look that you realize the subtle, yet distinct differences. A thicker eyebrow, a stray freckle, less wrinkles. The pictures Martin Schoeller took emphasized the twins’ similarities, yet highlighted their differences.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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