Time and National Geographic photographer Martin Schoeller reluctantly took on the assignment of shooting identical twins at Twinsburg, Ohio, for the annual Twins Day Festival. Yes, that exists. In an interview over at Fast Co. Schoeller explains “Oh my god, twins, really? It’s like the most obvious thing in photography. Right after sunsets comes twins.” However, he was quickly drawn into the project, shooting his subjects as individuals rather than pairs in a strictly controlled environment (angles, lighting, clothing all the same) uncovering the similarities and differences that came with living convergent or wildly separate lives.
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