Manage episode 365149991 series 1492193
This week on the podcast, Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective is joined by Francois Brunelle. Francois is a professional photographer and author, who resides in Montreal.
Francois and Maureen discuss his fascinating project “I’m Not a Lookalike” where Francois photographs individuals who look similar – and then compares them. These individuals are not related and typically have never met. The idea is to show how sometimes we can have physical similarities to someone we don’t even know.
Francois has been working on this project since 2000 – making it 23 years since he first began. It’s a critical look at something that many who collect vintage photographs and work on their family photographs may not realize – that sometimes people look alike – but aren’t always your ancestor. Just like today.
- Francois Brunnelle
- Sign up for my newsletter.
- Watch my YouTube Channel.
- Like the Photo Detective Facebook Page so you get notified of my Facebook Live videos.
- Need help organizing your photos? Check out the Essential Photo Organizing Video Course.
- Need help identifying family photos? Check out the Identifying Family Photographs Online Course.
- Have a photo you need help identifying? Sign up for photo consultation.
About My Guest:
Photography is François Brunelle’s chosen medium of artistic expression. Born in Sherbrooke, Canada, he discovered photography through the works of André de Dienes and Richard Avedon, two photographers who look at the world sincerely and authentically.
He wrote a book titled The 7 Essential Tools for the Creative Photographer published by Éditions du Trait. He has been working on the I’m not a look-alike! project since 1999. François Brunelle lives and works in Montréal, Canada.
About Maureen Taylor:
Maureen Taylor, The Photo DetectiveÒhelps clients with photo related genealogical problems. Her pioneering work in historic photo research has earned her the title “the nation’s foremost historical photo detective” by The Wall Street Journal and appearances on The View, The Today Show, Pawn Stars, and others. Learn more at Maureentaylor.com
Did you enjoy this episode? Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts
I'm thrilled to be offering something new. Photo investigations. These collaborative one-on-one sessions. Look at your family photos then you and I meet to discuss your mystery images. And find out how each clue and hint might contribute to your family history. Find out more by going to maureentaylor.com and clicking on family photo investigations.Support the show