Genetic portraits: How much do you and your family members really look alike?

Genetic portraits: How much do you and your family members really look alike?

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Quebec-based graphic designer and photographer Ulric Collette has created a project where he's exploring the genetic similarities between different members of the same family (fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, brothers, sisters, etc). By splitting their faces in half and then blending them together in a single face, he highlights the mysteries of genetic resemblances and differences and create interesting new people that are sometimes quite normal looking and other times far from it.

Like our inexplicable fascination with mug shots, Collette’s photographs demonstrates the deep pleasure we take in looking at human faces and their variations. If faces might somehow reveal something about the character of a person, perhaps Collette’s hybrid family portraits suggest that they also give an insight to the nature of our families.

Self taught photographer, Ulric Collette studied art and graphic design and The work of Ulric has been presented in various websites, papers, tv show, magazines and books all over the world (Prism, Global Investor, Esquire, Lumière et Lens, Snap, Fubiz, My Modern Met, Plateform, Adobe, Explora, New York Daily News, Discovery Chanel, etc). Most recently, his work on the genetic serie was shortlisted in the world most prestigious advertising awards show, the Cannes Lion. (www.ulriccollette.com)

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