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Photographer Spends 20 Years Documenting How We All Dress Exactly Alike

You are a unique person--just like everyone else! To show your individuality, wear the latest fashions--just like everyone else! Dutch photographer Hans Eijkelboom demonstrates our herd mentality in his new book titled People of the Twenty-First Century. Since 1993, he's visited major cities around the world, parked himself in one spot, then spent a couple hours photographing people who are dressed alike. You can see more photos from the series here. It's remarkable how many people neatly fit into particular fashion trends. I wonder how many of us do this unconsciously.

-via Colossal


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Ok, so the first day shows 18 people dressed alike and the second one shows 15 guys dressed alike. More importantly: how long did it take Hans to find 18 ad 15 people, respectively, dressed alike? And how many people did he see in that time frame that were not dressed alike or like the ones he photographed?

My point is how many of us (perhaps percentage-wise) dress similarly? Is it very large? I doubt it.
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