I went over to Singapore for my Easter holiday and I met up with another pair of twins, Tamsin & Sophie. I have known these two for ages so it’s much easier to tell them apart but when people meet them for the first time they do get confused over who is who. These two aren’t identical either but do look extremely similar.

from the ‘Cosmetic Study’ series 1969

I searched for more artists and came Across Richard Hamilton, a British Collage Artist. In ‘Fashion-plate’ Hamilton collages together fragments of photos from fashion magazines to make one portrait also using lithograph, screenprint, pochoir and cosmetic on paper. It reminded me a lot of what I was doing before with photoshopping Kate’s and Anna’s face together. I did a short study of one of his pieces in my book and I think Hamilton is an Artist I could maybe use further.  

I began to think Artists that could influence my work and I recalled having the two sets of twins arrange 10 pieces of coloured card into the order from least appealing to most appealing. I thought about Klimt’s work and how the materials in his paintings shroud the figure in patterns of colour and the small experiment I did with the sets of twins and how maybe I could do something like that. Maybe choose the three favourite colours of the twin from the twins’ order of colours and start definitive from the outside but when getting closer together start to blend the colours together? This could be a reflection of the idea that twins’ identities are sometimes blended into one…

This is a little experiment i did with the photos i took of them using photoshop. It was just to see how they would look like together and also because being very similar looking twins they get mistaken for each other a lot so it would be interesting to see them as one person. By placing them side by side it also highlights the similarities and differences between the two.I did a sketch of this as well in my book but I was unable to upload it here. 

This is a little experiment i did with the photos i took of them using photoshop. It was just to see how they would look like together and also because being very similar looking twins they get mistaken for each other a lot so it would be interesting to see them as one person. By placing them side by side it also highlights the similarities and differences between the two.
I did a sketch of this as well in my book but I was unable to upload it here. 

These are the other twins that I mentioned before who are also part of my project. When I first met them it took me probably a couple months to tell them apart and when you first meet them in person it’s really difficult to know who’s who. They claim to not be identical and looking at their photos you can see differences but as I said before when meeting them in person they look extremely similar.

Personality wise Marcus and I are quite different. He’s really into sports and does rugby and hockey and goes to the gym and I’m more not into that. I find creative stuff more interesting such as art, drama and music but having said that we both learn musical instruments albeit different ones. 

Here are Marcus and I today. People recognise that we’re brothers but don’t always get that we’re twins. I have been mistaken for Marcus countless times and vice versa but much less frequently in more recent years. This is obviously because we’re beginning to look less and less alike as we age.

a short timeline of both of us to roughly 2010. In the first photo I can hardly tell us apart contributed to the fact that we’re wearing the same clothes but further and further down it becomes increasingly easier to tell one from the other.

Marcus and I again. There’s definitely more of a difference between us now even though this isn’t taken massively far away from the previous photos. I think I’m on the left and Marcus is on the right.

Marcus and I again. There’s definitely more of a difference between us now even though this isn’t taken massively far away from the previous photos. I think I’m on the left and Marcus is on the right.