Curious Photography Project Shows the Power of Genetics Through Spliced Faces

Inspired by a photo editing accident, which produced an image of two merged faces—his own and his son’s—Ulric Collette came up with the idea for a new art project. In his “Genetic Portraits,” Collette takes a close look at physical similarities between family members and portrays them through beautiful photographic images:

In his comparisons, Collette splices together one half of a face of a family member with another to effectively show the similarities, and quite often the resemblance is uncanny. He started the project in 2008 and wants to continue shooting until he has enough portraits for a book.

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  1. This is really an amazing talent, creativity and power. I like how the two faces and combined together. I saw this type of idea before but they only showcased the difference of the two faces. But this one is incredible! Great work!

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