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Searching for Twin Photos

I have been compiling photos of another lomography users that are twins of mine. I love spending time visiting homes around the world on Lomography and when I find a scene that looks familiar to me, I look for the same scene in my home and then I compare both of them. 

It began with a competition on German site last year. You had to search for shots of another users that were similar to yours. Then you had to contact that user and they had to agree to submit their pictures to the competition with yours.

And now I keep on collecting twin photos because I enjoyed it a lot.

Obviously, the easiest option is search for photos of famous landmarks that everybody wants to shoot in the same way. Then you have to look for some of them that were taken with the same camera, same kind of film and…voilà!

Apart from the brightness, they are identical images. The sculpture known as “Mom” next to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao is one of the most photographed points by tourists.

But it’s more entertaining to find similar shots of different places with alike objects.

Although one of them is taken with a Diana and the other with a “do-it-yourself” camera, the two images were shot with the pinhole technique. Both of them are taken from the floor and besides, both motorbikes are Honda.

Some of wide-angle cameras are perfect for self-portraits because you don’t have to get your arms longer to take good shots of yourself. The best self-portraits I found are taken with Fisheye cameras, and people put them into anyplace: washing machines or fridges.

Cereals are staple food around the world. Wheat, barley and rye lands are green only one or two months a year, then they become yellow and finally they disappear.

I took the photo in motion from a car, but yellow cereal is obvious.

Dusk colours are similar everyplace in the world, and if you choose the same kind of film and a skyline with a church tower, it’s so easy get alike pics.

I’ll be back with more twin photos soon, but now I want to thank libélulas_azules, brommi, primula, mallorynox and jennson for letting me share their great shots.

written by deprofundis


  1. a_lion


    I guess I did this without even realising- I might start actively looking for similar pictures, it's interesting to see other people's perspective of the same thing :-)

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  2. saidseni


    Ahaha, I did something like this too, I find it so funny! http://www.lomograph(…)his-picture :D

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  3. deprofundis


    @saidseni, Yes it´s the same hahahaha. It´s so funny and very very entertaining, isnét it???

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  4. aalper


    This so much fun! As photographers we get the impulses for homage. But this is different. It's like finding we have a long lost twin when we're visiting another country...

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