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Stunning Side-By-Side Portraits Of Family Members That Show How Strong Family DNA Can Be (30 Pics)

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Ulric Collette is a Canadian graphic designer and photographer who created a unique photography project called “Genetic portraits”. It this project, the photographer takes portraits of family members and merges their pictures together, creating stunning images that prove just how strong family DNA can actually be.

In an interview with Bored Panda, Ulric said he started the project back in 2008 while doing a photo per day challenge. “I had made a lot of self-portraiture at the time, and made the first one of me and my 7-year-old son a little bit by accident while trying something really different in Photoshop,” said the photographer.

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#1 Grandmother/Granddaughter: Ginette, 61 And Ismaëlle, 12, 2013

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#2 Brothers: Christophe, 30 And Ulric, 29, 2009

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The artist first published his work on Flickr and received great response. He decided to try out the idea with friends and family and soon after the project went viral. “I’ve made a few exhibits around the world, in Montreal, Belgium and the U.S. and featured in a few art books and magazines,” said Ulric. “I’ve also made the final at the Canne Lion in 2012 for a foundation project. My work is currently on display at the Transportation Mall Photography Exhibit at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta.

#3 Sisters: Anne-Sophie, 19 And Pascale,16, 2011

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#4 Sisters: Véronique, 32 And Catherine, 26, 2014

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“It would be great to do this with famous people and their family, maybe it could make a great book!” wondered the artist.

#5 Father/Son: Claude, 54 And Benoit, 23, 2013

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#6 Mother/Daugther : Mireille, 37 And Maxim, 16, 2016

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“There’s a lot of detail in my photographs, and I’ve learned a lot over time on how the best light the subject and what I need in my photo for it to work. I’ve received a lot of photographs from families over time and for the most part, It would not work if people just sent their photos to me,” said the photographer. “Most of the time the photos are too small, there are no details or the lighting is really different in the two photographs. For me, it is really important that I do the entire process by myself.”

#7 Son/Mother: Kristof, 19 And Madined, 41, 2017

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#8 Twins: Laurence And Christine, 20, 2009

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The artist says he learned quite a few things about genetics while creating the project. “For example, I’ve been told that daughters tend to look a lot like their grandmother from the father’s side of the family,” shared his newfound knowledge Ulric.

Check out the rest of the amazing “Genetic portraits” in the gallery below!

#9 Sister/Brother: Ismaëlle, 12 And Nathan, 11, 2013

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#10 Cousin: Justine, 29 And Ulric, 29, 2009

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#11 Brothers: Éric, 39 And Dany, 31, 2013

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#12 Mother/Daughter: Julie, 61 And Isabelle, 32, 2011

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#13 Brother/Sister: Jean-Philippe, 29 And Véronique, 27, 2013

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#14 Sisters: Élodie, 24 And Audrey, 30, 2014

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#15 Mother/Son: Ginette, 61 And Mathieu, 30, 2013

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#16 Daughter/Mother: Marilène, 35 And Réjeane, 64, 2013

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#17 Daughter/Mother: Geneviève, 33 And Marie-Andrée, 55, 2013

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#18 Sister/Brother: Pascale, 45 And David, 36, 2013

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#19 Brothers: Loyd, 30 And Jean-Philippe, 27, 2013

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#20 Daughter/Mother: Marie-Andrée, 55 And Claudette, 81, 2013

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#21 Brothers: Mathieu, 26 And Ulric, 29, 2009

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#22 Brothers: Dany, 31 And Éric, 39, 2013

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#23 Sister/Brother: Geneviève, 33 And Jean-Michel, 30, 2013

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#24 Twins: Christine And Laurence, 25, 2014

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#25 Cousins: Ulric, 34 And Justine, 34, 2013

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#26 Sisters: Catherine, 23 And Véronique, 29, 2010

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#27 Sisters: Justine, 34 And Émilie, 36 2013

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#28 Father/Son: Laval, 56 And Vincent, 29, 2009

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#29 Sisters: Gabrielle, 28 And Léa, 25, 2011

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#30 Mother/Daughter: Johanne, 54 And Roxane, 22, 2012

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One day this guy just kind of figured "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending around the web. Something that always peeks his interests is old technology, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness so if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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