For the last fourteen years the photographer has been taking black and white portraits of unrelated doppelgängers and he has found and photographed over 230 look-alikes to date. Most people have found him and his project through his websiteand social media.
Sept. 3, 1974: Philippe Petit braved the Great Falls of Paterson, N.J., hardly a month after his tightrope walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. The latter stunt, though spectacular and queasy-making, failed to make front-page news — President Richard M. Nixon was busy deciding whether to resign. And the former stunt, nearly as stunning a feat of physical ability and poise, was faulted for being quite brief relative to the wait. “My back is killing me,” one man said. “We’ve done dumber things and will do them again,” said another. Photo: Joyce Dopkeen/The New York Times