“You really look like your father”. How often have you heard that your resemble one of your family members?
Ulric Collette, a French-Canadian photographer wanted to explore that idea by splicing together images of parents, children, cousins and siblings to explore the way in which we inherit our appearances.
The result was a photo series called “Genetic Portraits” where he photographs family members and then cuts them side by side to create one portrait. The end result makes you notice the similarities between the people photographed, and how fascinating genetics really are. One really cool thing I noticed, is if you cover one half of the image with your hand, and then the other half, you can clearly picture how different each person is, but then when you look at them both, you notice so many similarities.
You can take a look at more of Ulric’s work on his website.
We are all familiar with the classic style of pin-up photography. Well now, pin-up has been recreated by photographer, Rion Sabean in his photo series, “Men-ups: The Real Pin“. He has etched the images of male pin-up models in our minds forever (no turning back now).
Luckily, the male models are not wearing bikini’s and dresses but their usual attire, so you won’t be scarred for life after viewing the collection.
What do you think of these sassy male models? Which one is your favorite?
What inspired you to make a series of pin-ups featuring men (and call them Men-Ups)?
I had had the idea for such a long time, and just never went for it. The imagery of showcasing the feminine/masculine ideals in one single image just struck me as something that could really work. Hilariously enough, and beyond my fascination with gender binaries and their inherent nature to be completely incomprehensible to me, I first began tinkering with the idea, because I will at any given moment strike very specific poses that would be defined as feminine by society; more specifically, the pointed toe. Haha. From there, it was completely obvious that pin-ups and all the associations with them would be the right choice in moving forward.