Canadian photographer Francois Bruenelle accomplished something I never thought possible (or really thought about at all, honestly). The photog from Québec found the most amazing, real-life dopplegangers and photographed them together. (A doppleganger is the “apparition or double of a living person.”) These photographs are quite shocking when you realize that none of the people pictured below knew each other or were related.
While not completely identical by any means, what Francois pulled off is pretty awesome. Check them out.
Elisa Berst Corinne Barois Paris France 2010
I’M NOT A LOOK-ALIKE!
I’m not a look-alike! is a project dedicated to photograph look-alikes around the world, organize an international exhibition with them and publish a book. The photos are in Black and White.
What is a look-alike (double, doppelganger)? A look-alike is someone who looks like another person to the point that there is confusion about them.
In Plautus’ play Amphitryon, the god Mercury disguises himself as Sosia, Amphitryon’s servant and creates great confusion by his uncanny likeliness.
Who knows how this happens, but whatever the reason for it, it’s certainly freaky. To see more of Francois’s doppleganger work, visit his site.