Identical: Portraits of Twins
First edition of Identical: Portraits of Twins by Martin Schoeller (2012)
Large format hardback in near fine condition
Some very minor wear to dust jacket, now in a removable protective sleeve
There is some very slight toning to extremities of some pages
Otherwise, pages clean, binding firm
Published by TeNeues
Long a source of fascination, twins have often been a theme of myth and legend. The founding of Rome by Romulus and Remus is one of the many instances that spring to mind. Even when separated at birth, twins usually have uncannily similar tastes, habits and life experiences. In this landmark photographic study, Martin Schoeller uses his distinctive close-up portrait style to examine 40 sets of identical twins, capturing every subtle aspect of their facial structure and expressions. We notice the myriad similarities and the seemingly miniscule - yet significant - differences. Browsing this remarkable collection, you'll find yourself pondering how appearance and identity define our sense of our selves.