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Friday, August 19, 2011

Ulric Collette - Genetic Portraits

Who do you look like in your family?
I was told by my aunts that my mom was very pretty when she was young but unfortunately, I have not inherited her looks. I don't look like my dad either. I'm short like my mom but my dad is a very tall man. No fair!!
Josh's baby pics and mine are almost identical. A shame though 'cos Hubby is the one who has the looks. I'm the one with the brains!!! Interestingly, all three of my neighbour's kids (2 boys and a girl) of mixed parentage are clones of their mom who is Chinese but they look nothing like their Malay dad!

Check out this cool project by Quebec-based graphic designer and photographer Ulric Collette where he explores the facial similarities between two different members of the same family by fusing together a half of each face.

Son/Father, Nathan, 7, Ulric, 29

Brothers, Matthew, 25 & Ulric, 29

Twins: Laurence & Christine, 20

Father/Son: Denis, 53 & William, 28

Father/Son: Denis, 53 & William, 28

Father/Son: Laval, 56 & Vincent, 29

Brothers, Christopher, 30 & Ulric, 29

Sister/Brother: Karine, Dany & XX years, 25 years

Daughter/Mother: Veronica, 29 & Francine, 56

Sisters: Catherine, 23 & Veronica, 29

Cousins: Justine, 29, & Ulric, 29


  1. My gosh, this is so weird! The family resemblances are ridiculous! I wish i could do something like this, I'd be curious to see how similar my siblings and I look!

  2. Love love love it.

  3. Very strange, all the noses line up near enough perfectly!

  4. that's creepy!!!! the father/son of laval and vincent... i can't tell which is which! they both look exactly the same!!!

  5. Veronica, Your site is completely unique, always a fun visit. I do appreciate your kind comments to my guest poster Donna and have forwarded it on to her. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Veronica,
    I truly appreciate you coming by and sharing your support with my guest poster Donna, I'll see that she reads it.
    Your site is truly unique and always a fun visit!

  7. Wow. I'm in awe. Somewhat creeped out, but in awe nonetheless.

  8. THose are CREEPY!!

    Emma looks like me, but has Joe's build--thank goodness. Colin looks more like Joe, but he has my skin tone. It's funny how you see similarities between you and your kids, isn't it?

  9. You always find the coolest stuff! Thanks for stopping by the Sit and Relax hop again!

  10. I find that these are indeed odd and a bit creepy. What is even weirder is that some of these look like some booking photos in our towns newspaper. You know the drunks and such that were picked up.

    Oh and I am a new follower from the Monday Monkey Blog Hop

    Danelle (

  11. honestly, i think these genetic portraits are disturbing!