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These Side-By-Side Portraits Of Family Members Show How Strong Family DNA Ca Be



This work asks the main questions about our own identity, and how much we resemble each other in the same family. and how do they differ?

Ulric Collette is a graphic designer and photographer from Quebec City Canada, he created a unique photography project called “Genetic Portraits”. In this project, he takes portraits of two family members and merges their pictures side-by-side, and in the end, getting absolutely amazing results that prove how strong family DNA can actually be. What he achieved with the photographer Ulric it was really stunning.

According to Ulric, this idea came when he took pictures of himself and his 7-year-old son a little bit by accident while he trying to do something really different in Photoshop.

Scroll down below to see Ulric’s impressive work, and leave us a comment about what you think!

#1 Grandmother/Granddaughter: Ginette, 61 And Ismaëlle, 12

#2 Brothers: Christophe, 30 And Ulric, 29

The Photographer first published his work on Flickr and he gets a great response. So he started to try his work with friends and family soon after the project went viral. “’I’ve made a few exhibits around the world, in Montreal, Belgium and the U.S. and featured in a few art books and magazines,” Ulric said.

Also Said, “I’ve also made the final at the Canne Lion in 2012 for a foundation project. My work is currently on display at the Transportation Mall Photography Exhibit at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta.”

#3 Sisters: Anne-Sophie, 19 And Pascale,16

#4 Sisters: Véronique, 32 And Catherine, 26

Ulric, he wishes to release a book of his work one day, although he hasn’t gotten around to it just yet. Collette said, “It would be great to do this with famous people and their family, maybe it could make a great book!.”

#5 Sisters: Catherine, 23 And Véronique, 29

#6 Sisters: Justine, 34 And Émilie, 36

“There’s a lot of detail in my photographs, and I’ve learned a lot over time on how the best light the subject and what I need in my photo for it to work,” he said. “I’ve received a lot of photographs from families over time and for the most part, It would not work if people just sent their photos to me.”

“Most of the time the photos are too small, there are no details or the lighting is really different in the two photographs. For me, I must do the entire process by myself.”

#7 Father/Son: Laval, 56, And Vincent, 29

#8 Sisters: Gabrielle, 28 And Léa, 25

To your knowledge Ulric is not a scientist, just a photographer, his project opened his eyes to the physical manifestations of family DNA. “I’ve learned a few generic facts on genetics along the way but really had no way to prove anything, unfortunately,” he says. “For example, I’ve been told that daughters tend to look a lot like their grandmother from the father’s side of the family.”

#9 Mother/Daughter: Johanne, 54 And Roxane, 22

#10 Father/Son: Claude, 54 And Benoit, 23

#11 Mother/Daugther: Mireille, 37 And Maxim, 16

#12 Son/Mother: Kristof, 19 And Madined, 41

#13 Twins: Laurence And Christine, 20

#14 Sister/Brother: Ismaëlle, 12 And Nathan, 11

#15 Cousin: Justine, 29 And Ulric, 29

#16 Brothers: Éric, 39 And Dany, 31

#17 Mother/Daughter: Julie, 61 And Isabelle, 32

#18 Brother/Sister: Jean-Philippe, 29 And Véronique, 27

#19 Sisters: Élodie, 24 And Audrey, 30

#20 Mother/Son: Ginette, 61 And Mathieu, 30

#21 Daughter/Mother: Marilène, 35 And Réjeane, 64

#22 Daughter/Mother: Geneviève, 33 And Marie-Andrée, 55

#23 Sister/Brother: Pascale, 45 And David, 36

#24 Brothers: Loyd, 30 And Jean-Philippe, 27

#25 Daughter/Mother: Marie-Andrée, 55 And Claudette, 81

#26 Brothers: Mathieu, 26 And Ulric, 29


#27 Brothers: Dany, 31 And Éric, 39

#28 Sister/Brother: Geneviève, 33 And Jean-Michel, 30

#29 Twins: Christine And Laurence, 25

#30 Cousins: Ulric, 34 And Justine, 34

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