The Curiosity of Unrelated Lookalikes

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18th Dec, 2012

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Doppelgängers are just fascinating, celebrity or not. And there’s always that question: how is it possible? How can two people who are not genetically related look nearly like twins? But I suppose the question we should really be asking ourselves is: on a planet of seven billion people, how can some of us not lookalike? In fact, there are only a limited number of facial characteristics that are possible and when these several hundred characteristics are randomly distributed among several billion people, it is virtually certain statistically that some unrelated individuals will end up with many of the same characteristics. It’s really just a matter of finding one another.

French Canadian photographer Francçois Brunelle has taken on the task of finding and photographing 200 totally unrelated lookalike couples from around the world. Ironically entitled, “I’m not a lookalike”, the project will see the finished photographs featured in an international exhibition and a book of the full collection will be printed (guaranteed to be a coffee table book classic).

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If you have or know of your own doppelgänger, François invites you to get in contact and become part of the creative project. Ever heard anyone tell you: “I know someone that looks just like you!”

 

Photography by Françoise Brunelle

Follow him on Facebook to keep track of exhibitions and his book release.

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