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

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)

Ariane and André.
Genetic portraits: How much do you and your family members really look alike?
Ariane and André.
Alex and Sandrine.
Genetic portraits: How much do you and your family members really look alike?
Alex and Sandrine.
Amelie and Daniel.
Genetic portraits: How much do you and your family members really look alike?
Amelie and Daniel.
Anne-Sophie and Pascale.
Genetic portraits: How much do you and your family members really look alike?
Anne-Sophie and Pascale.
Catherine and Véronique.
Genetic portraits: How much do you and your family members really look alike?
Catherine and Véronique.
Christophe and Ulric.
Genetic portraits: How much do you and your family members really look alike?
Christophe and Ulric.
Denis and Mathieu.
Genetic portraits: How much do you and your family members really look alike?
Denis and Mathieu.
Denis and William.
Genetic portraits: How much do you and your family members really look alike?
Denis and William.
Francine and Catherine.
Genetic portraits: How much do you and your family members really look alike?
Francine and Catherine.
Isa and Ame.
Genetic portraits: How much do you and your family members really look alike?
Isa and Ame.
Ismaelle and Ulric.
Genetic portraits: How much do you and your family members really look alike?
Ismaelle and Ulric.
Jill and Johanne.
Genetic portraits: How much do you and your family members really look alike?
Jill and Johanne.
Johanne and Roxane.
Genetic portraits: How much do you and your family members really look alike?
Johanne and Roxane.
Julie and Ame.
Genetic portraits: How much do you and your family members really look alike?
Julie and Ame.
Julie and Isa.
Genetic portraits: How much do you and your family members really look alike?
Julie and Isa.
Justine and Ulric.
Genetic portraits: How much do you and your family members really look alike?
Justine and Ulric.
Karine and Dany.
Genetic portraits: How much do you and your family members really look alike?
Karine and Dany.
Laurence and Christine.
Genetic portraits: How much do you and your family members really look alike?
Laurence and Christine.
Laval and Vincent.
Genetic portraits: How much do you and your family members really look alike?
Laval and Vincent.
Marie-Pier and N'sira.
Genetic portraits: How much do you and your family members really look alike?
Marie-Pier and N'sira.
Mathieu and Ulric.
Genetic portraits: How much do you and your family members really look alike?
Mathieu and Ulric.
Nathan and Ulric.
Genetic portraits: How much do you and your family members really look alike?
Nathan and Ulric.
Roxane and Jill.
Genetic portraits: How much do you and your family members really look alike?
Roxane and Jill.
Véronique and Francine.
Genetic portraits: How much do you and your family members really look alike?
Véronique and Francine.
Daniel and Isabelle.
Genetic portraits: How much do you and your family members really look alike?
Daniel and Isabelle.

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