Sorry, but you aren't that special. At least when it comes to your appearance. Canadian photographer François Brunelle has released a twin photo series called “I’m not a look-alike!” where he features models that look very much the same and aren't even related.

The artist has been studying the human face since 1968 when he first started off as a photographer at the age of 18.

At first, François was searching for his models while traveling. Over the years, however, he has appeared in a TV interview, magazine articles, and lots of web media exposure which had lots of people around the world reaching out to him, tremendously helping his project.

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Katrin
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1 month ago

Even the teeth are so similar!

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François started the project in the year 2000 and has managed to capture 250 pairs of look-alikes since then. The models come from all around the world and the photographer categorizes them into 2 types of doppelgangers.

"Some people know each other already and when they reach to me sometimes it's been years that they live their likeliness," Brunelle told Bored Panda. "So, obviously, for them it is just fun to have a witness of that."

"Other people meet for the first time and then, they kind of have a surprise. Pleasant for the most part, as they meet someone who looks like them in a way or another. They feel safe and confident. And curious about the other person. Some of them in this category, but very few, remain friends, but it is definitely not the rule."

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Dorothy Parker
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1 month ago

Separated at birth? Amazing.

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Despite the fact that Brunelle has been working on the project for 20 years, he is still wondering about this likeliness thing. "I think that we are all the same but that our appearance changes how others perceive us. For the good and the bad."

Interestingly, he happens to look like a well-renowned actor in his city, Montréal. "A few times, when going to an opening or to a first time restaurant, people would address me thinking I was the actor. I thought it was funny and great to be told that I would get a better spot in the restaurant or offered a white wine 'as usual?'"

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Dorothy Parker
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1 month ago

Could easily be siblings.

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As memorable as his project is, the humble photographer said he can't stop thinking about its impact. "The world is having a tough time at the present and I wonder if my work is relevant at all. I wish I could help. I wish my images could help us reflect on what we are after all and where we are going to. I am not the one who can tell. The only thing I can do is do my job: make photos."

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ADHORTATOR
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1 month ago

I would ask my Dad some questions ....

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littlesaresare
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1 month ago

They even have mirrored moles on their cheeks.

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Noumskie
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1 month ago

The person on the left is called Remi Girard he is a well known actor here in Quebec, Canada.

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mickey
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1 month ago

I recognize him

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Kalana M
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1 month ago

I love the freckles!!!!!!

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 month ago

Wow. They could easily be sisters.

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Rissie
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1 month ago

That pose is awkward unless they are in a relationship.

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Dorothy Parker
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1 month ago

Similar styling but no features alike.

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kurisutofu
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1 month ago

They even have Chinese character tattoos :)

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Mainecoonsandhuskies
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1 month ago

Right down to the smile!

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MacDudu
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1 month ago

Brothers

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Lorrie Finley
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1 month ago

Unbelievably close.

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MacDudu
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1 month ago

I can't see it

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Nora
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1 month ago

Wow! Their smiles and under-eye wrinkles. Uncanny

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T Simmons
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1 month ago

Richard Hammond?

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aLittleKillingJoke
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1 month ago

what's up with all these weirdly intimate poses?

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Dorothy Parker
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1 month ago

Good similarly.

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Sue Prewitt
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1 month ago

this one looks like father and son

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Titas Burinskas
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1 month ago

Good snape vs. Bad snape

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MacDudu
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1 month ago

If they had different hairstyles no one would look twice for any similarity.

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Nora
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1 month ago

The rear dude looks like a creepy uncle.

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Gabriella Williams
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1 month ago

Looks like a mother and daughter.

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Tiny Dynamine
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1 month ago

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So here's the trick. Get two vaguely similar people, get them to have the same facial expression and do their hair similar if you can. That's close enough. Next.

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Zuzanna Chojecka
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1 month ago

Is that the actress from 'Hannibal'?

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April Simnel
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1 month ago

The eye folds are different.

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Gabriella Williams
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1 month ago

Their eyes are kinda creeping me out.

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Nora
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1 month ago

They're kinda similar, but their eyes are different.

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