Family Resemblance

Family Resemblance is an ongoing photography project; the goal of it is to document and celebrate people who are genetically related, and bear a strong resemblance to each other. People are invited into my studio and given the instructions to wear white. While they are in front of the camera, I ask them questions about family, and being related to each other. If they are siblings, I ask them about their childhoods and if they ever got mistaken for one another. I ask what it feels like to look like someone else—someone you love. Sometimes I shoot them in specific poses, and other times I photograph them letting them do whatever they want. In exchange for the volunteers’ time, I give them each an 8×10 print of their favorite pose.

So far I have photographed over 175 groups of people; if you are interested in being part of this project, you can find sign-up information here.

At this point I am unsure of how the project will be presented—it might be a gallery showing, a book, or a purely electronic publication—but I will post additional information once I have it. If you’d like to get occasional emails about this—and other—projects, you can sign up for my newsletter.

You can also read some press about the project:
Rangefinder, “Finding the Family Resemblance”
Star Tribune
, “They are Family: Minneapolis Photographer Captures Local Lookalikes”

ProjectFamily ResemblanceYear2016 - Present