Ulric Collette Splices Together Family Members To Compare Physical Similarities

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Son / Father: Nathan, 7 & Ulric, 29

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Cousins: Justine, 29 & Ulric, 29

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Brothers: Christophe, 30 & Ulric, 29

The series Genetic Portraits almost works as a casual study.  Quebec based photographer Ulric Collette seamlessly blends the faces of two relatives to create one portrait that is hard to look away from.  The resulting photographs highlight the differences an emphasize the similarities between siblings, children, parents, and cousins.  It is nearly as if the images are a visualization of the genetic traits traveling between generations.  Genetic Portraits is also an absorbing record of time’s effect on physical appearance.  Eye  s, for example, appear to be near exact copies between father and son, separated only by the wear of thirty years.

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Daugther / Mother: Véronique, 29 & Francine, 56

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Daughter / Father: Ismaëlle, 10 & Ulric, 32

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Twins: Alex & Sandrine, 20

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Father / Son: Denis, 53 & William, 28

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Mother / Daughter: Julie, 61 & Isabelle, 32

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Daughter / Father: Amélie, 33 & Isabelle, 32