14 Awesome Portraits Show the Power of Genetics

Quebec photographer Urlic Collette has created incredible pieces of art by splicing and blending the portraits of family members together to create a singular face. He calls the series “Genetics Portraits,” and the results are astounding. As separate people, the similarities of the relatives are subtle. When spliced together, their similarities become extremely evident, bringing to new light the wonder of genetics.

I hear comparisons between family members all the time (same eyes, same nose, etc.), but I have never seen it displayed so evidently. Some of the people are so eerily similar, you wouldn’t have noticed that it was two images spliced together. Twins or not, that’s still incredible.

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(Sister / Brother: Karine, Dany & 29 years, 25 years)

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(Daughter/Father: Ariane, 13 & André, 55)

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(Mother/Daughter: Julie, 61 & Isabelle, 32)

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(Daughter/Father: Amélie, 33 & Daniel, 60)

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(Father/Daughter: Daniel, 60 & Isabelle, 32)

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(Mother/Daughter: Francine, 56 & Catherine, 23)

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(Cousins: Justine, 29 & Ulric, 29)

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(Father/Son: Laval, 56 & Vincent, 29)

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(Twins: Laurence & Christine, 20)

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(Father/Son: Denis, 60 & Mathieu, 25)

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(Brothers: Christophe, 30 & Ulric, 29)

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(Twins: Alex & Sandrine, 20)

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(Sisters: Anne-Sophie, 19 & Pascale, 16)

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(Daughter/Mother: Marie-Pier, 18 & N’sira, 49) [Source: ulriccollette.com]