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
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2 years ago

Eyebrows on fleek.

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Chloe And Leah

Chloe And Leah

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Daniel Losinger
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2 years ago

Didn't I see them in The Shining?

just a thought!
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2 years ago

Maybe they were calling you when they said "come play with us Danny " ... Your name says it 😂

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Deby Reyes
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2 years ago

GORGEOUS hair...

Rebekah
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2 years ago

I predict these two will be drop-dead stunning in 5 years.

Kristel
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2 years ago

I think they are already! Just not grown-up yet. But definitely very stunning!!

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Julia Wolfe
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2 years ago

How is this showing the differences between them?

Maria K
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2 years ago

Love their hair!!

serena
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2 years ago

Very striking young ladies

Erica D B
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2 years ago

Oh my gosh, they're gorgeous! Their red hair!

June Dominguez
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2 years ago

Gorgeous redheads, but a little sad, seemingly?

May
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2 years ago

They have really long arms lol

Eleanor Orser
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2 years ago

Their hair is glorious!

Shane James
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2 years ago

one has a longer neck

Shane James
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2 years ago

one has a longer neck

Sky
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2 years ago

Come play with us.

jamie1707
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2 years ago

beautiful Gingers!

Gabrielle M.
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2 years ago

Ditto....Stunning

Angela Maxwell
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2 years ago

Love their hair. Absolutely gorgeous!

Jean-Pierre Bornman
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2 years ago

Left side one is more muscular

Kikka io
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2 years ago

I love ginger hair!!!

Amneris Giovannetti-Morales
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2 years ago

The one on the left seems sweet and a little bit more polish ! The one on the right seems a little angry.

Robyn Schwartz
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2 years ago

Mirror twins, look at hand position.

Angie Crittenden
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2 years ago

One on the left is skinnier

Janey Hansford
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2 years ago

Beautiful...hair is sumptuous!

April Caldwell
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2 years ago

Red hair on girls is the most!

Leanne Joon
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2 years ago

Beautiful girls! That hair, amazing!

Ruth Meszaros
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2 years ago

These two look pretty much the same to me.

Petra Christovová
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2 years ago

That hair!!

Thomas MacLean
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2 years ago

Yep, they look identical to me!

Mare Freed
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2 years ago

Forever...and ever...and ever....

Gerrie Sears
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2 years ago

They are beyond beautiful

Kymm
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2 years ago

Beautiful! love the hair <3

rai mei
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2 years ago

they look like young modern Merida

kathryn stretton
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2 years ago

Stunning.

Vickie Browning
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2 years ago

Left over right, right over left. One is open, one hides.

Lili Képes
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2 years ago

They are beautiful twins but they don't seem to be identical...

Kiahna
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2 years ago

They look pretty darn similar to me!

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Kelly Anderson
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The one on the left seems much too thin.

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Aveah And Anaiah

Aveah And Anaiah

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earringnut
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2 years ago

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

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Reggie And Mickie

Reggie And Mickie

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Lydia Baba
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2 years ago

so cute

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#5

Delilah And Tullulah

Delilah And Tullulah

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Caitlyn McCracken
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2 years ago

They have that supermodel look

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#6

Tomo And Lorenzo

Tomo And Lorenzo

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Alib
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2 years ago

Handsome models in the making

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#7

Ronja And Vår

Ronja And Vår

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earringnut
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2 years ago

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

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#8

Cristian And George

Cristian And George

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Charlotte Brine
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2 years ago

Ooo hello

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#9

Kira And Taya

Kira And Taya

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Luis Sanchez
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2 years ago

Are these the sprouse twins?

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#10

Devontay And Dijon

Devontay And Dijon

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The Famous Junkie
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2 years ago

Hello!!! They are sooooo hot!

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#11

Yasmin And Leylah

Yasmin And Leylah

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Rebekah
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2 years ago

And now I want me some sparkly shoes.

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#12

Hermon And Heroda

Hermon And Heroda

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Alia G.
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2 years ago

Their hair and dresses remind me of the music artist “Jain”. Beautiful!

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#13

Irene And Sharon

Irene And Sharon

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Mitzi Rodriguez
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2 years ago

GORGEOUS GIRLS, LOVE THE SPARKLE T-SHIRTS

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#14

Jerome And Joel

Jerome And Joel

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Alib
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2 years ago

Nice eyes, sweet smiles

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#15

Polly And Sophie

Polly And Sophie

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Mhiller17
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2 years 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
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

beautiful!

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Violeta And Irina

Violeta And Irina

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June Dominguez
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2 years ago

Very pretty!

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#19

Rebecca And Edwina

Rebecca And Edwina

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BarryAllenTheFlash
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2 years 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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Callum And Max

Callum And Max

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Lydia Baba
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2 years ago

Can see the mischief in their eyes... hahaaha

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#21

Chè And Leonie

Chè And Leonie

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Emma Knappe
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2 years 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
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2 years 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
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

so many red headed twins!

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Julia And Sophie

Julia And Sophie

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Lili Képes
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2 years 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
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

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

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