Lee and Laurence Tamaccio.

Lee and Laurence Tamaccio.

We’d like to think that things from 2000 years ago don’t impact our modern technological world, but they do. The calendar on my iPhone reads January, named after the Roman god, Janus, a two-headed god who looks forward and backward. Janus was the god of  transitions, beginnings and endings.

In the spirit of Janus, I have been looking back at 2012 and forward to 2013.

In 2012 I had the opportunity to photograph twins, who I have known for many years--Lee and Laurence Tamaccio. They are both architects and I have worked with them each separately, Laurence at Design Destinations, and Lee at Buckl Architects, but I had never been with the two of them at the same time.

Laurence and Lee Tamaccio.

Laurence and Lee Tamaccio.

Having seen and spoken to each of them separately, in my mind, Lee and Laurence were as identical as two people could be. When I got together with both of them for a photo shoot in Center City Philadelphia, I suddenly realized how different they were from each other.

January is the month of new beginnings and New Year’s resolutions. It is a time for reflection on the past, and a time for optimism about the future. While many resolutions are doomed to fail, some will succeed. Good luck in your New Year.

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