Being Granddad by Jocelyn Allen
This pair of photos from London-based photographer Jocelyn Allen is just like looking in a mirror. I suspect there's something slightly different about them, but I just can't seem to put my finger on it ...
This project explores the theme of identity by looking at my closest relatives and myself. Though I moved towns at an early age the same people have been around me over the years.
These photographs give hints into each person's persona with the differences between the 'copying image' and the 'original' revealing further clues into each person's nature.
The word identity has many meanings, but for me it’s about what makes myself me. Though one may copy those who they are genetically connected to and descended from, individuality will still shine through whether it is via hints or physical differences. (2010)