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Portraits Génétiques: A Fascinating Look at Family Resemblances

By Hanssie on November 13th 2013

There’s a popular saying for men, “If you want to know what a girl will look like when she’s older, just look at her mother.” Thankfully, based on that super scientific method, I’ll be just fine (and I’m not just saying that because my mom is reading this).

“Portraits génétiques” or “Genetic Portraits” is a photographic research project created by photographer, Ulric Collette. From Quebec, Canada, Collette began this project a few years ago by accident when he was working on a project and in the process spliced together a photo of him and his then 7-year-old son. He tried the same process for some other family members and the project was born.

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Using faces from mothers, fathers, daughters, cousins, siblings, etc, Colette uses a controlled environment to take “lots of pictures,”  and goes through to pick the right ones before putting them together in Photoshop. The results are pretty amazing. Kind of makes me wish I paid more attention when we were studying genetics in Biology class.

Grandmother, 61/Grandaughter, 12

Grandmother, 61/Grandaughter, 12

Father / Son: Denis, 60 & Mathieu, 25

Father / Son: Denis, 60 & Mathieu, 25

Mother / Daughter: Francine, 56 & Catherine, 23

Mother / Daughter: Francine, 56 & Catherine, 23

Sisters: Catherine, 23 & Véronique, 29

Sisters: Catherine, 23 & Véronique, 29

Brothers: Christophe, 30 & Ulric, 29

Brothers: Christophe, 30 & Ulric, 29

Father / Son: Denis, 53 & William, 28

Father / Son: Denis, 53 & William, 28

Daughter / Mother: Véronique, 29 & Francine, 56

Daughter / Mother: Véronique, 29 & Francine, 56

Cousins: Justine, 29 & Ulric, 29

Cousins: Justine, 29 & Ulric, 29

Father / Son: Laval, 56 & Vincent, 29

Father / Son: Laval, 56 & Vincent, 29

CREDITS: All photographs by Ulric Collette are copyrighted and have been used with permission for SLR Lounge. Do not copy, modify or re-post this article or images without express permission from SLR Lounge and the artist.

[Via @My Modern Met]
About

Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at www.hanssie.com. Follow her on Instagram

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  1. Ipek Amdahl

    Very striking!

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  2. Michelle Ford

    that’s a trip! i wonder if i should find a photo of my mom and splice it into one of me.

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