When I was younger, I really wanted a twin. I was kind of a social misfit and I would read a lot of Sweet Valley High books, you know, about twins Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield (Jessica was the evil twin, but really, she was good, just devious in the innocent way that girls in YA books are devious, which is to say ultimately she had a heart of gold, and they loved each other and were, like, an awesome team) and dream about what it would be like to have a constant, built in companion in the form of a twin.
Well, this photo series, capturing strangers who look like twins, gives me hope that maybe my twin is out there somewhere. We might not be biologically related, but we might look exactly alike, and discover that we have all kinds of things in common, things I always feel are specific to only me, like my rabid love of all things miniature and my weird fear of theft detectors in stores (I’m always afraid I’ve shoplifted and am not aware of it). The bonding!
The project, “Je Ne Suis Pas Un Sosie!!” (“I’m Not A Lookalike!”) by Montreal photographer Francois Brunelle has been circulating for a while. They don’t all look like twins. But a lot of them really do.
(via The Huffington Post)