Ulric Collette, the Quebec-based photographer behind Genetic Portraits, a series where he splits family members’ faces apart and then photoshops them together, recently created a new portrait that’s close to his heart. Saying, “I’m really proud of this one,” it shows his mother who’s 61-years-old on one side, and his daughter, who is 12-years-old on the other.
Though a lot of his other portraits look a little on the creepy side (see here and here), this one is almost like we’re looking at a younger and older version of the same person. “My daughter grew to look a lot like my mom, and this portrait really show it,” Ulric states. “On a personal level, this photograph represent the two most important woman in my life. On a more technical level, they look so much alike that it’s incredible. It’s because of results like that I continue to do this series.”
As author Gail Lumet Buckley once wrote, “Family faces are magic mirrors looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.”