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*It would be really ironic if somebody already suggested this as a chapter theme but I swear I didn’t mean to release a duplicate! Also, I’ve left annotations in the text of photographs that I think best represent that particular point if it helps or anything.*

We are copy cats. We imitate, mimic, duplicate and recreate on repeat. Whether it’s imitating products of nature or copying each other, it’s a behavioural pattern that has been recurring for as long as we can remember. We aspire to be like our role models [1]. We follow the crowd to fit in. We always want what someone else has. We observe, and we mimic.

We see birds fly and then invent the aeroplane [2]. We see animals and wear their prints on our bodies. The classic Aztec pattern is a result of the Aztecs reproducing geometric shapes...

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