To See It Is to Believe It: Look-Alikes Exist

Stamps of uniqueness, if they at all exist, reside in our genetic code; at least that’s the widely-accepted convention. But Francoise Brunelle’s project, I’m Not A Look-Alike!, turns this notion on its head, stunning us with fascinating photos of look-alike strangers.

In an interview with The Daily Mirror, the Canadian artist explains his obsession:

 “The project is about sharing the passion that I have for the likeliness in people. It allows me to concentrate on the face of my subjects and bring the spectator to a close encounter with them…Some of them are from the same city, others from different countries, different cultures. I am fascinated by the fact that a man born and raised in Hungary would bear a strong resemblance to a person born and raised in Canada. Or that a couple, living together just look like brother and sister.”

Below is a sample of his collection of look-alikes. The photos serve as a paradox: they speak volumes about the power of connectedness and yet magnify what can not be explained.

Je-ne-suis-pas-un-sosie-41 Je-ne-suis-pas-un-sosie-51 Je-ne-suis-pas-un-sosie-151 Je-ne-suis-pas-un-sosie-161 Je-ne-suis-pas-un-sosie-171 Je-ne-suis-pas-un-sosie-201

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