(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 |
Really cool idea, beautifully executed. Fascinating.
Delighted these float your boat – I find them simultaneously intriguing and unsettling! Thank you for taking the time to view and comment… Susie
I’m pleased you enjoyed these… thank you for visiting – and for following my blog…
Very cool! Just love x
Thanks for your interest and for following my blog!
Jeez, I thought you hadn’t been blogging but you have,you just didn’t turn up in my feed for ages, then suddenly you are back. Crazy! Anyway I’m glad, I love your blog
Thank you for your encouraging words, Moira – I really appreciate you taking the time to visit and am delighted that you so enjoy your time here!
Susie, mal E here from Barbara heath studio – followed you here and delighted to see your interests 2013 – yes this work is a fun dualism, well done and I’m following you from my ephemeral-male.blogspot blog
Thanks Mal — great to see you here! Keen to be back posting regularly again sometime soon; life just seems to get in the way!