Tragic Beauty Captured - the Twins

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Shot taken of the Barber twins; on their way to stardom, Melanie (left) passed away at age 22 of alcohol poisoning. They were selected to be Playboy Playmates but rescinded after Melanie's death.

In the The Dupri Twins photo essay.


Also in the story The Firm, Fear, and Photography.

15 responses

  • Photo Gothic

    Photo Gothic gave props (4 Nov 2007):

    goes way back.

  • amir ali atighi moghadam

    amir ali atighi moghadam (Deleted) said (4 Nov 2007):

    nice shot

  • Frederic Frognier

    Frederic Frognier (Deleted) said (4 Nov 2007):

    Sad story... :-(
    Great pic anyway!

  • Howard Taylor

    Howard Taylor (Deleted) gave props (1 Dec 2007):

    Great shot!!!

  • Marc Evans

    Marc Evans gave props (17 Jan 2008):

    Great lighting, love the tones.

  • Paul Lavallee

    Paul Lavallee gave props (23 Jan 2008):

    touching story with great inspirational words for all photographers

  • Kevin Starke

    Kevin Starke gave props (30 Mar 2008):

    What a sad story, but a beautiful photo. Well done!

  • Eric Hart

    Eric Hart said (22 Apr 2008):

    Incredibly fascinating. As an identical twin myself, I couldn't begin to imagine what it would be like to lose my brother.

  • Iraklis Lianos

    Iraklis Lianos gave props (18 Jun 2008):

    These two make quit a pair...especially with you behind the camera..

  • Daniel Pace

    Daniel Pace said (26 Aug 2008):


  • Joseph

    Joseph (Deleted) gave props (10 Oct 2008):

    what can be said.

  • Jim Harris

    Jim Harris gave props (13 Feb 2009):

    wow,, what a beautifull shot with such a tragic ending,, what a shame, the remaining twin must be crushed!!

  • Alejandro González

    Alejandro González gave props (22 May 2009):

    so sad !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but very beauty !!!!!!!!!!

  • Lisa Toleno

    Lisa Toleno (Deleted) gave props (9 Jul 2011):

    Nice shot!

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (10 Apr 2012):

    Excellent series!Great work!

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