Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
As you look around the world you can see the manifestations of our varying genetics in the physical traits of everyone you meet. Distinctive features carry through generations and cause some to remark that you have “your father’s eyes” or “your grandmother’s chin.” Often, family photos draw attention to the similarity between the members, but what if you took that a step further? To see the past, present and future of your genes and look at the little variations and mutations that make you unique in a sea of similar genes.
As part of Ulric Collete’s “Genetic Portrait” series he has spliced together photos of family members and the results are astounding. Far from a deformed mess that you might imagine, the portraits showcase the distinctive traits that combine to create the individual family member. By putting these traits together in one image, Collete draws attention to features that span the test of time and genetics.
More of Collete’s stunning work is available on his website.