A collective of bibliophiles talking about books. Book Fox (vulpes libris): small bibliovorous mammal of overactive imagination and uncommonly large bookshop expenses. Habitat: anywhere the rustle of pages can be heard.
As part of a new series of “Vulpes Randoms,” which will run during the empty days in our schedule, today we feature portraits of people who aren’t biologically related, yet look like twins.
Francois Brunelle’s project, called “I’m not a look-alike!” aims to make two hundred photographs of non-related facial twins from around the world. NBC has a slide show that you can click through, for more of these images.
Some of the pairings are more convincing than others, and perhaps in scrutinising these images for similarities and differences, we are encouraged to ponder our own perceived uniqueness, or lack thereof. But, looking through the pictures, I felt rather guilty. Possibly due to the many police procedural shows I watch on TV, I couldn’t stop wondering just how many people have been falsely convicted of crimes on the evidence of third party witnesses, because, hypothetically, if I witness Rudi committing a crime, and a month later, I see Maurus walking down the street, you can bet your bottom dollar I’m promising, hand on heart, that Maurus is the dude you’re looking for.