Photographer Peter Zelewski has spent the last couple of years exploring the special world of identical twins, questioning not only the incredible bond between them, but also what makes them different from each other as their unique personalities shine through.

Peter has a passion for street portraiture, and chooses to capture his subjects outdoors in natural light. He captures identical twins from different ages, backgrounds and gender, all found in the diverse and cosmopolitan city of London, where Detroit-born Peter has lived since the 1980’s.

“When I first started the project, it was without a doubt the visual attraction which I found most interesting when taking portraits of twins,” Peter told Huck. “But, as the series progressed, it was the subtle differences that became equally interesting.”

While the twins are deliberately dressed similarly, even affecting similar poses to highlight their togetherness, Peter manages to capture their individuality too, in the subtle differences in expression and mood that they display. “One example is 15-year-old brothers Duke and Joe. Although they are identical twins they couldn’t be more different, both in their physical appearance and personalities. By stripping down the background and photographing the boys in plain t-shirts, I was able to let their different personalities shine through.”

To capture so much in one frame, on top of the stunning aesthetic quality of the photos themselves, is an impressive feat indeed. Peter is exhibiting some of his portraits in an exhibition at the Hoxton Hotel Gallery in Shoreditch, London. For more info, visit thehoxton.com.

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Joe And Duke

Joe And Duke

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Erick Germanotta Damarez 1 year ago

Eyebrows on fleek.

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#2

Chloe And Leah

Chloe And Leah

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Daniel Losinger 1 year ago

Didn't I see them in The Shining?

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#3

Aveah And Anaiah

Aveah And Anaiah

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earringnut 1 year ago

there faces are so different. they are both cuties tho.

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#4

Reggie And Mickie

Reggie And Mickie

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Lydia Baba 1 year ago

so cute

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#5

Delilah And Tullulah

Delilah And Tullulah

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Caitlyn McCracken 1 year ago

They have that supermodel look

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#6

Tomo And Lorenzo

Tomo And Lorenzo

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Alib 1 year ago

Handsome models in the making

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#7

Ronja And Vår

Ronja And Vår

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earringnut 1 year ago

they both look great but the one on the left is owning it.

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Cristian And George

Cristian And George

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Kira And Taya

Kira And Taya

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Luis Sanchez 1 year ago

Are these the sprouse twins?

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#10

Devontay And Dijon

Devontay And Dijon

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The Famous Junkie 1 year ago

Hello!!! They are sooooo hot!

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#11

Yasmin And Leylah

Yasmin And Leylah

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Rebekah 1 year ago

And now I want me some sparkly shoes.

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#12

Hermon And Heroda

Hermon And Heroda

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Humanity7283 1 year ago

They're both really pretty.

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Irene And Sharon

Irene And Sharon

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Mitzi Rodriguez 1 year ago

GORGEOUS GIRLS, LOVE THE SPARKLE T-SHIRTS

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Jerome And Joel

Jerome And Joel

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Alib 1 year ago

Nice eyes, sweet smiles

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Polly And Sophie

Polly And Sophie

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Mhiller17 1 year ago

this ones cute because they both got the same tattoos and dyed and styled their hair the same way :)

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#16

Orla And Clara

Orla And Clara

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Magduśka 1 year ago

Lets say this - Orla uses her jacket more often :)

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Sharmeena And Ridhwana

Sharmeena And Ridhwana

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Keri Burns 1 year ago

beautiful!

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#18

Violeta And Irina

Violeta And Irina

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June Dominguez 1 year ago

Very pretty!

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#19

Rebecca And Edwina

Rebecca And Edwina

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BarryAllenTheFlash 1 year ago

Those eyes are gorgeous! I love the way the snow in the background kind of sets everything off! It makes the blue in their eyes, and the subtle differences in them stand out!

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#20

Callum And Max

Callum And Max

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Lydia Baba 1 year ago

Can see the mischief in their eyes... hahaaha

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Chè And Leonie

Chè And Leonie

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Emma Knappe 1 year ago

They are so pretty. I'd like to see them without makeup

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Katerina And Maria

Katerina And Maria

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Dat.One_guy 1 year ago

Why do they all look so mad lol?

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#23

Karim And Amine

Karim And Amine

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June Dominguez 1 year ago

Nice looking boys, will be handsome men, one day for sure!

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#24

Bill And Toby

Bill And Toby

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Mhiller17 1 year ago

so many red headed twins!

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#25

Julia And Sophie

Julia And Sophie

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Lili Képes 1 year ago

Stanley Kubrick would hire them right away.

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Katherine And Claire

Katherine And Claire

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Mary Pat Mitchell 1 year ago

i love that their parts are on opposite sides of their heads.. for some reason these two are my favorites. I could look at the subtle differences for hours.

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Clinton And Lee

Clinton And Lee

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earringnut 1 year ago

they both look good but the one on the the right has an amazing jaw line.

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