Jessica and Jackie Whited, 20, both go to the University of Akron, share the same friends and jobs, and even teach Sunday school together. When they were younger, nail polish distinguished them—Jessica wore purple and Jackie wore pink. They look so alike that their boss at McDonald’s gets confused, but their personalities aren’t identical. Jessica says Jackie, who will do things like dye her hair impulsively, is “more of a thrill ride.”
Photographer Martin Schoeller traveled to the annual “Twins Days Festival” in Twinsburg, Ohio to photograph pairs of identical twins in his trademark close-up style.
Check the editorial piece Schoeller did for National Geographic by clicking the image.