Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Photography Inspiration

This is genius. Pure genius. And so so interesting.

Photographer Uric Collette has merged photos of relatives together for a photographic experiment, and the results are fascinating (I think);

"Quebec, Canada-based graphic designer and photographer Ulric Collette has created a shockingly cool project where he's exploring the genetic similarities between different members of the same family. By splitting their faces in half and then splicing them together, he creates interesting new people that are sometimes quite normal looking and other times far from it. He calls this series Genetic Portraits."

Isn't it so funny how very similar these faces are!? I don't think I look much like some of my family members, I sometimes get the odd comment that I have my mother's nose, but I do know that I look like my dad. Mainly because I am tall with dark brown hair. And also because I look shockingly like my sister, who is 14 years my senior and has a different mother to me. So we must share some genes eh!? Well same could be said for the photographer himself, who has featured himself in the project; see above for example where he has split his face with his son's, and the one above it where he split his face with his brothers. SO similar! What do you think?

 I think it would make for quite an interesting family tree if you took a photo of everyone in your family and merged half of your face with each of theirs. You would really find out which side of your family you get your looks from wouldn't you! I think you would also find, as many do, that they look strikingly like their grandparents (and sometimes more so than their parents) which is quite true for my cousin who is a mini version of my Gramps. Maybe I will try it one day :).

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