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This Photo Series Captures Identical Twins Over the Age of 50

By: Farida Helmy - Published: • References: artist.cn and featureshoot
This poignant and moving shoot of identical twins is set up beautifully, with both of them facing each other and looking directly at each other, even though the photographs are actually separated. The technique used to display the images reinforces the idea of a strong, almost unbreakable connection that can only be felt by identical twins.

Captured by Beijing-based photographer Gao Rongguo, this series of photographs of elderly identical twins from the Shandong Province is mesmerizing. Rongguo chose subjects to photograph over the age of 50 because he believes that “the fifties are often called the years to know one’s fate.”

Showing us how identical twins have minuscule differences that may be hard to spot, the series shows how these people are in fact individuals even though they look exactly alike.