Have you ever wondered what parent you look more like? Whose eyes do you have, what about your nose, or your chin? Maybe you think you and your siblings look nothing alike. What better way to see your comparisons than a spliced photo of the two of you. Someone in your distant family that you’ve never met could share your same features. You and a friend or a neighbor can appear to look so similar that some say, “you must’ve been separated at birth” after viewing a spliced photograph.
Most of us have seen what you can do with a simple morphing program, such as Morpheus Software and Make Me Babies. Canadian photographer and graphic designer, Ulrich Collette took this idea to the next level, coming up with the idea of flawlessly splicing two portraits vertically down the center of peoples faces. He started while working on an aging project using himself and his son as the subjects. The resulting series Genetic Portraits took off and more people are inquiring about getting their own photos done. Who needs family portraits from a Walmart when you can have this?
Above: Twins Alex & Sandrine, 20
Below: Son / Father: Nathan, age 6 & Ulrich, 32 (creator of these great photographs)
Daughter / Mother: Marie-Pier, 18 & N’sira, 49
Daughter / Father: Amelie, 33 & Daniel, 60
Sisters: Anne-Sophie, 19 & Pascale, 16
Father / Son: Denis, 53 and William, 28
Sister / Brother: Karine, Dany & XX years, 25 years
Father / Son: Laval, 56 & Vincent, 29
Daughter / Father: Ariane, 13, & André, 55
Cousin / Cousin Justine, 29, & Ulrich, 29