Side-By-Side ‘Genetic Portraits’ Show Similarities Between Family Members
Has anyone told you “you look just like your mother?” These striking portraits by photographer Ulric Collette show the physical similarities between family members. Ulric is a designer, graphic designer and photographer from Quebec City in Canada.
‘genetic portraits‘ documents the similarities between various family relationships including parent and child, grandparent and grandchild, cousins, siblings, and even the striking resemblances between twins.
Sisters: Juliette, 13 & Sam, 15, 2016
Sisters: Élodie, 24 & Audrey, 30, 2014
Twins: Christine & Laurence, 25, 2014
Sisters: Véronique, 32 & Catherine, 26, 2014
Brothers: Éric, 39 & Dany, 31, 2013
Daugther/Mother: Pascale & Ghislaine, 2013
Sisters: Justine, 34 & Émilie, 36 2013
Cousins: Ulric, 34 & Justine, 34, 2013
Brothers: Loyd, 30 & Jean-Philippe, 27, 2013
‘I started with that project in 2008, as part of a 365-day-project of self portraits,’ colette explains in an interview with justsomething.
‘the first picture was this one with my seven-year-old son. in the beginning I wanted to create an ‘adult child’ face, but in the course of the editing I had the idea to compare our two faces. I have then done the same with other members of my family, and when it became obvious that there’s often an impressive similarity between two people sharing the same genes, I did it with friends, then strangers.‘