Genetics Are Awesome, Photographer Explores Resemblance in Family Members

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Son / Father: Nathan age 7 and Ulric age 29
Son / Father: Nathan age 7 and Ulric age 29

“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.

Ulric Collette - FullyM
(Daughter/Mother: Marie-Pier, 18 & N’sira, 49)

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Ulric Collette - FullyM2
(Sisters: Anne-Sophie, 19 & Pascale, 16)

Brothers Dany, 31 & Eric, 39
Brothers Dany, 31 & Eric, 39
Brother and Sister. Ismaelle is 12 and her brother Nathan 11
Brother and Sister. Ismaelle is 12 and her brother Nathan 11

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Alex & Sandrine, 20

Sisters: Marie-Eve age 35 and Genevieve age 33
Sisters: Marie-Eve age 35 and Genevieve age 33

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