Photographer explores resemblance in family members

(Twins: Alex & Sandrine, 20)

Ulric Collette is a French-Canadian photographer who shoots quirky family portraits. In his photo series ‘Genetic Portraits‘, Ulric photographs family members and then crops each image in half, then positions the different halves side-by-side to create a single portrait.

The resulting composite highlights the similarities between the two people photographed, and demonstrates just how fascinating genetics really are.

Interestingly, if you view each half of the images individually, you can clearly observe how different each person is, but when viewed together as the composite image, you notice so many similarities.

Here are more images from this intriguing series…


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


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

(Daughter/Father: Ariane, 13 & André, 55)


(Mother/Daughter: Julie, 61 & Isabelle, 32)


(Daughter/Father: Amélie, 33 & Daniel, 60)


(Father/Daughter: Daniel, 60 & Isabelle, 32)


(Mother/Daughter: Francine, 56 & Catherine, 23)


(Sister/Brother: Karine, 29 & Dany, 25)


(Cousins: Justine, 29 & Ulric, 29)


(Father/Son: Laval, 56 & Vincent, 29)


(Twins: Laurence & Christine, 20)


(Father/Son: Denis, 60 & Mathieu, 25)


(Brothers: Christophe, 30 & Ulric, 29)

| source: via Ulric Collette website |

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