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Photographer Creatively Captures Family Lookalikes With 'Genetic' Split Family Portraits

Ulric Collette

Daughter and father, ages 33 and 60

Standing side-by-side next to family members may reveal a resemblance, but one artist takes it a step deeper to show just how much overlap there can be between parents and children, siblings, and even cousins.

Quebec-based photographer Ullric Collette splices and combines two close family members into one person, revealing striking visual, if not eerie genetic similarities. Some of the family members are the same gender and close in age, while others are opposite genders and decades apart. MyModernMet.com describes the portraits as “fantastically freaky,” while FlavorWire.com calls them “franken-photos.”

Take a look at Collette’s Genetic portraits, which will be on display from October 2 – 28, 2012, at Centaur Theatre’s Seagram Art Gallery in Montreal:


  • Daughter/Mother: Marie-Pier, 18 & N’sira, 49 (2011) 1 of 24
    Daughter/Mother: Marie-Pier, 18 & N'sira, 49 (2011)
    For more work from Ulric Collette, visit his website at UlricCollette.com
  • Daughter/Father: Ariane, 13 & André, 55 (2011) 2 of 24
    Daughter/Father: Ariane, 13 & André, 55 (2011)
    For more work from Ulric Collette, visit his website at UlricCollette.com
  • Son/Father: Nathan, 9 & Ulric, 32 (2011) 3 of 24
    Son/Father: Nathan, 9 & Ulric, 32 (2011)
    For more work from Ulric Collette, visit his website at UlricCollette.com
  • Daughter/Father: Ismaëlle, 10 & Ulric, 32 (2011) 4 of 24
    Daughter/Father: Ismaëlle, 10 & Ulric, 32 (2011)
    For more work from Ulric Collette, visit his website at UlricCollette.com
  • Sister: Anne-Sophie, 19 & Pascale, 16 (2011) 5 of 24
    Sister: Anne-Sophie, 19 & Pascale, 16 (2011)
    For more work from Ulric Collette, visit his website at UlricCollette.com
  • Twins: Alex & Sandrine, 20 (2011) 6 of 24
    Twins: Alex & Sandrine, 20 (2011)
    For more work from Ulric Collette, visit his website at UlricCollette.com
  • Sisters: Gabrielle, 28 & Léa, 25 (2011) 7 of 24
    Sisters: Gabrielle, 28 & Léa, 25 (2011)
    For more work from Ulric Collette, visit his website at UlricCollette.com
  • Sisters: Isabelle, 32 & Amélie, 33 (2011) 8 of 24
    Sisters: Isabelle, 32 & Amélie, 33 (2011)
    For more work from Ulric Collette, visit his website at UlricCollette.com
  • Mother/Daughter: Julie, 61 & Isabelle, 32 (2011) 9 of 24
    Mother/Daughter: Julie, 61 & Isabelle, 32 (2011)
    For more work from Ulric Collette, visit his website at UlricCollette.com
  • Mother/Daughter: Julie, 61 & Amélie, 33 (2011) 10 of 24
    Mother/Daughter: Julie, 61 & Amélie, 33 (2011)
    For more work from Ulric Collette, visit his website at UlricCollette.com
  • Daughter/Father: Amélie, 33 & Daniel, 60 (2011) 11 of 24
    Daughter/Father: Amélie, 33 & Daniel, 60 (2011)
    For more work from Ulric Collette, visit his website at UlricCollette.com
  • Father/Daughter: Daniel, 60 & Isabelle, 32 (2011) 12 of 24
    Father/Daughter: Daniel, 60 & Isabelle, 32 (2011)
    For more work from Ulric Collette, visit his website at UlricCollette.com
  • Mother/Daughter: Francine, 56 & Catherine, 23 (2010) 13 of 24
    Mother/Daughter: Francine, 56 & Catherine, 23 (2010)
    For more work from Ulric Collette, visit his website at UlricCollette.com
  • Sisters: Catherine, 23 & Véronique, 29 (2010) 14 of 24
    Sisters: Catherine, 23 & Véronique, 29 (2010)
    For more work from Ulric Collette, visit his website at UlricCollette.com
  • Daughter/Mother: Véronique, 29 & Francine, 56 (2010) 15 of 24
    Daughter/Mother: Véronique, 29 & Francine, 56 (2010)
    For more work from Ulric Collette, visit his website at UlricCollette.com
  • Sister/Brother: Karine, 29 & Dany, 25 (2008-2009) 16 of 24
    Sister/Brother: Karine, 29 & Dany, 25 (2008-2009)
    For more work from Ulric Collette, visit his website at UlricCollette.com
  • Cousins: Justine, 29 & Ulric, 29 (2008-2009) 17 of 24
    Cousins: Justine, 29 & Ulric, 29 (2008-2009)
    For more work from Ulric Collette, visit his website at UlricCollette.com
  • Brothers: Christophe, 30 & Ulric, 29 (2008-2009) 18 of 24
    Brothers: Christophe, 30 & Ulric, 29 (2008-2009)
    For more work from Ulric Collette, visit his website at UlricCollette.com
  • Father/Son: Laval, 56 & Vincent, 29 (2008-2009) 19 of 24
    Father/Son: Laval, 56 & Vincent, 29 (2008-2009)
    For more work from Ulric Collette, visit his website at UlricCollette.com
  • Father/Son: Denis, 53 & William, 28 (2008-2009) 20 of 24
    Father/Son: Denis, 53 & William, 28 (2008-2009)
    For more work from Ulric Collette, visit his website at UlricCollette.com
  • Twins: Laurence & Christine, 20 (2008-2009) 21 of 24
    Twins: Laurence & Christine, 20 (2008-2009)
    For more work from Ulric Collette, visit his website at UlricCollette.com
  • Brothers: Mathieu, 25 & Ulric, 29 (2008-2009) 22 of 24
    Brothers: Mathieu, 25 & Ulric, 29 (2008-2009)
    For more work from Ulric Collette, visit his website at UlricCollette.com
  • Father/Son: Denis, 60 & Mathieu, 25 (2008-2009) 23 of 24
    Father/Son: Denis, 60 & Mathieu, 25 (2008-2009)
    For more work from Ulric Collette, visit his website at UlricCollette.com
  • Son/Father: Nathan, 7 & Ulric, 29 (2008-2009) 24 of 24
    Son/Father: Nathan, 7 & Ulric, 29 (2008-2009)
    For more work from Ulric Collette, visit his website at UlricCollette.com

All photos used with permission from Ulric Collette

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