Alike But Not Alike: Peter Zelewski explores the similarities & differences between twins

Last year, he brought you 100 portraits of Londoners. Now Peter Zelewski is back with a fresh project to feast your eyes on, this time focusing on the similarities and differences between sets of identical twins.

Entitled Alike But Not Alike, the series highlights society’s universal fascination with identical twins and the bonds between them. Zelewski explains: "The photographs were all taken in central London in an urban setting against neutral backdrops which was intended to give little away as to the social status or backgrounds of the twins. Although dressed similar in all the photographs the subtle obvious differences can be seen in their expressions and stance proving that no sets twins are truly identical."

Zelewski is a London-based portrait and documentary photographer. Born in Detroit, USA, he moved to London in the 1980s and studied at the London College of Communication (LCC). Through his fascination of people and love of the city, he was drawn to the streets of London to take photographs of its citizens which has resulted in two award-winning projects ’People of Soho’ and ‘Beautiful Strangers’. His work has been featured in The Guardian, The Huffington Post, The Evening Standard, Huck, Time Out, Stylist and Vogue Living.

In 2015 he was awarded third prize in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery in London. His first book ‘People of London’ has just been published by Hoxton Mini Press.

All images courtesy of Peter Zelewski


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