Beijing-based photographer Gao Rongguo documents identical twins in middle age, inspired by the Confucian notion that people begin to understand their fate at the age of fifty.
What makes his project especially curious is that it seems to challenge two different perilous ideologies: Astrology, since identical twins share a birthday, and scientific reductionism, since they share the exact same DNA yet end up being different people.
For a photography project that takes a different angle on a similar issue, see Mark Laita’s Created Equal.
(via The Dish)
“We delight in
the beauty of the butterfly,
but rarely admit
it has gone through
to achieve that beauty.”
― Maya Angelou
[Guy Catling Collage Art]
Morning frost on a blade of grass as imaged using a low temperature scanning electron microscope (SEM). This grass fragment was held in liquid nitrogen (-196 degrees C or -320 F), to keep the frost crystals from melting, before it was imaged at the Scanning Electron Microscopy Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland. Frost crystals form perpendicular to individual blades of grass. Note that although these plate type crystals are hexagonal, a number of them appear to be square-shaped. By Eric Erbe; Jim Foster.