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Photographer takes care of strangers who look so like they could be separated at birth

They say everyone has twins! Stunning portraits capture people who look so alike that it is impossible to believe they are not related

  • François Brunelle, from Quebec, Canada, photographed identical strangers
  • His project I Am Not a Look-Alike started in 2004 and includes 16 years of research
  • Chased a few look-alikes or doppelgangers around the world for gallery

According to traditional wisdom, everyone has “twins” in the world somewhere, and a photographer has proven it to be true with an incredible 16-year portrait series.

François Brunelle, from Quebec, Canada, immortalizes strangers who look so much like they could be siblings to his I’m Not A Look-Alike project.

In 2004, he met his first pair of look-alikes and photographed them together, and has since portrayed over 250 incredibly similar combinations from around the world.

The photographer started photographing people he knew and who looked alike, but as his project grew, they increasingly contacted him to join their doppelgänger or refer him to ‘twin strangers’ whom they know.

Here, Femail reveals a selection of François’ most recent portraits of people, so it’s hard to believe they are not related.

For years, Quebecois photographer François Brunelle has immortalized look-alikes, strangers who are not family, but could be siblings. Elisa Berst (left) and Corinne Barois, who were photographed in Paris, France in 2010, look so alike that they could be sisters

For years, Quebecois photographer François Brunelle has immortalized look-alikes, strangers who are not family, but could be siblings. Elisa Berst (left) and Corinne Barois, who were photographed in Paris, France in 2010, look so alike that they could be sisters

A winning pair: Nuno Filipe Mendes Godhino (left) and Miguel Gonçalo Costa Silvestre (right) from Lisbon, Portugal, share the same smile and affable expression

A winning pair: Nuno Filipe Mendes Godhino (left) and Miguel Gonçalo Costa Silvestre (right) from Lisbon, Portugal, share the same smile and affable expression

A winning pair: Nuno Filipe Mendes Godhino (left) and Miguel Gonçalo Costa Silvestre (right) from Lisbon, Portugal, share the same smile and affable expression

Even the eyebrows and smiles of Luisa López (left) and Daniela Rincón (right) looked perfectly alike when Francois photographed them in Bogotá, Colombia in 2014

Even the eyebrows and smiles of Luisa López (left) and Daniela Rincón (right) looked perfectly alike when Francois photographed them in Bogotá, Colombia in 2014

Even the eyebrows and smiles of Luisa López (left) and Daniela Rincón (right) looked perfectly alike when Francois photographed them in Bogotá, Colombia in 2014

Photo left: Martine Chase and Donmar Williams, photographed in Weehaken, New Jersey, in 2011, share a similar smile

Photo left: Martine Chase and Donmar Williams, photographed in Weehaken, New Jersey, in 2011, share a similar smile

Photo left: Martine Chase and Donmar Williams, photographed in Weehaken, New Jersey, in 2011, share a similar smile

Agnes Loonstra (left) and Ester Scholter have similar mouth and eyes. They were photographed in Ulrecht in 2015

Agnes Loonstra (left) and Ester Scholter have similar mouth and eyes. They were photographed in Ulrecht in 2015

Agnes Loonstra (left) and Ester Scholter have similar mouth and eyes. They were photographed in Ulrecht in 2015

Charles Hall Chasen (left) and Michael Malone, who were photographed in Atlanta in 2014, have similar characteristics

Charles Hall Chasen (left) and Michael Malone, who were photographed in Atlanta in 2014, have similar characteristics

Charles Hall Chasen (left) and Michael Malone, who were photographed in Atlanta in 2014, have similar characteristics

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