If you’re not an identical twin, then you’ve undoubtedly wondered what it must be like to have one- especially imagining the tricks you could pull off. Unless you’re related or close friends with a set of identical twins, it can be very hard to tell them apart, but celebrity photographer Martin Schoeller gives you the opportunity to get up close and personal with 40 sets in his book Identical: Portraits of Twins. The pictures were taken at an annual 3 day festival for multiples in Twinsburg, Ohio called Twins Days. Aside from noticing the physical differences when you are given this opportunity to stare without being creepy in the book, National Geographic writer Peter Miller dug deeper into the psychological differences and similarities that each set shares. [Read more...]
Have you ever wondered what parent you look more like? Whose eyes do you have, what about your nose, or your chin? Maybe you think you and your siblings look nothing alike. What better way to see your comparisons than a spliced photo of the two of you. Someone in your distant family that you’ve never met could share your same features. You and a friend or a neighbor can appear to look so similar that some say, “you must’ve been separated at birth” after viewing a spliced photograph. [Read more...]
At a first glance, it would seem that the photographs of Bobby Neel Adams are just another Photoshop project, but they were actually done using a technique that the artist calls “photo surgery”. Adams has been using this photomontage method which involves altering pictures through “manual excision, collage, and sometimes defacing of the subject” since the late 80’s. [Read more...]
This short film explores the history and science behind genetics and genomics. Starting in the early days with Gregor Mendel’s observation of genes to todays understanding of DNA and the genetic code the film is packed full of data and worth a number of viewings. Luckily with the nice motion graphics work, it’s as easy to watch as listen.