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By: Paul S. Cilwa
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Twins run in our family.
Twins Run in Our Family
…sort of. Actually, no one runs in our family.
And we don't actually have any twins at all, in fact, as far as I
know. But, growing up, I was fascinated by the idea…and, after watching
The Parent Trap and The Patty Duke Show, I decided to make
Or, as we now say, "fauxtography". That word has been
coined to describe Photoshopped efforts such as the child
with a fork stuck through his nose. But it applies as well
to these in-camera effects, and those accomplished via
zliteral "cutting and pasting".
In 1968 I created a series of "twin" photos of myself. This technique
involved taking two separate photos, with the camera on a tripod, and composing
the picture as if the "two of us" were present. Originally I cut-and-pasted the
elements together and re-photographed them. However, with the negatives
digitally scanned, I was able to complete the job digitally.