The Identical Twins Photography Project

Aidan Key and Brenda Bowers, born in 1964. Aiden Key was born Bonnie Bowers.

New York-based photographer Martin Schoeller took portraits of twins, triplets, and quadruplets of all ages side-by-side with matching expressions for his latest book ‘Identical: Portraits Of Twins’. He selected identical siblings from the crowd at the annual Twins Day Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio.

Schoeller began photographing twins when he was commissioned for National Geographic. He is also best known for his up-close-and-personal portraits featuring a similar backdrop and lighting.

He has photographed dozens of A-list celebrities, including Angelina Jolie, Natalie Portman, Jay Z, Russell Brand, and Robert De Niro.

Carries Steeves, Jennie Thornhill, Mary Jacques, and Patty Steeves, born in 1982.

Ellen Starr and Helen Underwood, born in 1942.

Jean Moyer and June Davis, born in 1939.

Jessica and Jackie Whited, born in 1992

Jonas Allooh, Moses Allooh, and Noah Allooh, born in 1985.

Breanna Ginley and Adalynn Ginley, born in 2006.

Katie Parks and Sarah Parks, born in 2001.

Marilyn Elder and Carolyn Bridges, born in 1944.

Marta Croll-Baehre and Emma Croll-Baehre, born in 1996.

McKenzie Burns and Sidney Jackson, born in 1991.

Keith Furtick, Victor Furtick, Jason Furtick, and Kevin Furtick, born in 1990.

Richard Bowen and David Bowen, born in 1957.

Nate Mueller and Kirk Mueller, born in 1984.

Find out more about the artist by watching the video below.

via: Co DesignDaily Mail


  1. I was once a professional photographer and I am an identical twin and I have a question. Did you perhaps record which twin is oldest in these shots? I have a theory based on something I noticed over the years as an artist and photography. I believe I can tell which twin is the oldest by face shape alone…and no, I am not a phrenologist 🙂 If you have the information I can pass along my “guesses” as to which is the oldest in the pairs. No idea how this works with supertwins (quads, triplets etc.)

    1. Its a gift.. I often can identify the origin of any person I meet, and that goes for both male and female.

      I would really like to know your theory on how you determine the age between the two.

  2. Actually it is rather simple but sometime it is obvious and sometimes it is subtle. I started noticing first that with every pair of twins I met one had a round face and the other had a slightly more elongated face. Assuming they are of fairly close weight. If not look back at pics when they were younger. Then I asked THAT question: Who is the oldest. After a while I noticed that the oldest seemed to be the one with the more rounded face. I have met a lot of twins but I would like to see my theory tested with a much larger sampling.

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