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Side-By-Side ‘Genetic Portraits’ Of Family Members Show Just How Strong Family DNA Is

Canadian photographer and graphic designer Ulric Collette conducted an amazing photographic project on genetic similarities between members of the same family. The concept was unique in that Ulric merged photos of various people’s family members together to create an all-new portrait. What he achieved were breathtaking photos that showed how strong genetics can truly be among family. In fact, it was while photoshopping his own son’s image that he came up with this idea, and the results are seriously epic.

Grandmother Ginette, 61, and her granddaughter Ismaëlle, 12, are seriously twinning.

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to see another you, then you should ask Ulric to Photoshop your family like he did this grandmother/granddaughter duo. It’s obvious Ismaëlle has her grandma’s eyes.

Grandmother Ginette, 61, and her granddaughter Ismaëlle, 12, are seriously twinning.

Brothers Christophe, 30 and Ulric, 29, are different in some ways, but they pretty much look like twins.

These brothers appear to be slightly identical. Oh, sure, there are some subtle differences, like the lips and one of the nostrils being slightly bigger. But everything else is so similar, they could pass as twins.

Brothers Christophe, 30 and Ulric, 29, are different in some ways, but they pretty much look like twins.

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Sisters Anne-Sophie, 19 and Pascale,16, are pretty much the same person. Well, except for a few differences.

It’s hard to tell that these are two different people. The only thing that really gives it away is the eyebrows and maybe the nose a little bit.

Sisters Véronique, 32 And Catherine, 26, are like the ying to each other’s yang.

Talk about some serious strong family genes here! These sisters appear to literally be each other’s half. They also have the same beautiful smile.

Father and son Claude, 54 and Benoit, 23, proved that age is just a number.

If Benoit ever wonders what he’ll look like at 54, he only has to look at his dad. The two of them look a lot alike. The only thing is that Benoit has an attached earlobe, and Claude has a detached lobe.

Father and son Claude, 54 and Benoit, 23, proved that age is just a number.

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Mother and daughter Mireille, 37 and Maxim, 16, are indistinguishable.

The age difference between the mom and daughter is very subtle, so it’s tough to tell who’s who unless you put your hand up to the left side of the face.

Son and mother: Kristof, 19 and Madined, 41, aren’t seeing eye to eye.

They say that boys tend to look a lot like their moms, and in this photo, it’s obvious. Their eyes are a bit different, but other than that, these two seemed to be one and the same.

 Son and mother: Kristof, 19 and Madined, 41, aren’t seeing eye to eye.

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Twins Laurence and Christine, 20, prove that it’s tough differentiating between fraternal twins.

They’re probably fraternal twins instead of identical. The shape of the nose and mouth are slightly similar but there are some subtle differences. Still, their genetic heritage is pretty strong huh?

Sister and brother Ismaëlle, 12 and Nathan, 11, are cut from the same cloth.

Remember Ismaëlle? The girl who was paired with the grandmother? Well Ulric also paired Ismaëlle with her brother Nathan, and there are some serious physical resemblances here.

Cousins Justine, 29 and Ulric, 29, are seriously matching in this photo.

Although the brows and eye shapes are different, they have the same eye color and other facial similarities. Well, except for Justine’s nostril, which is tinier. But they have the same mouth, though.

Cousins Justine, 29 and Ulric, 29, are seriously matching in this photo.

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Brothers Éric, 39 and Dany, 31, may have different barbers but the same strong genes.

Ulric definitely deserves kudos for lining up both of these brothers to get the perfect pose. With the exception of the hairstyles, they’re a lot alike.

Mother and daughter: Julie, 61 and Isabelle, 32, are pretty much similar in every detail.

We’re sure that Julie feels like she’s looking at herself 30 years earlier whenever she sees Isabelle. That’s exactly the way it feels like to us.

Mother and daughter: Julie, 61 and Isabelle, 32, are pretty much similar in every detail.

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Brother and sister Jean-Philippe, 29 and Véronique, 27, are carbon copies!

To keep the image from looking weird, Ulric blended the faces in the center, hence why Véronique’s hairdo spilled over to her brother. But he blended the lines between male and female flawlessly.

Sisters Élodie, 24 and Audrey, 30, are each other’s dead ringer, don’t you think?

These two sisters have similar hair and similar facial structure. How are they not twins? Their eyebrows are different and so are their hair colors, but everything else is nearly identical.

Mother and son Ginette, 61 and Mathieu, 30, prove that no genetic testing is needed here.

Despite their age, chest hair and gender difference, this mother/son duo have similar eyes and nose, which proves two people can look different but be the same.

Mother and son Ginette, 61 and Mathieu, 30, prove that no genetic testing is needed here.

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Brothers Mathieu, 26 and Ulric, 29, 2009 are different in some ways; some ways not.

We’re not so sure that these two have a lot in common. Their nose, cheekbones, mouth, and jawline are different. Their eyes are different sizes too, but they do look related and they’re certainly good looking.

Sister and brother Geneviève, 33 and Jean-Michel, 30, are mirror images of beauty.

Okay, so maybe Jean-Michel has bushier brows and a beard, but he does have a similar facial structure to his sister Geneviève. And honestly, both would likely get people to swipe right on Tinder.

Father and daughter Hâm, 64 and Sophea, 37, prove the apple doesn’t fall from tree.

The genetic portrait between this father and daughter shows how identical their face shapes are. Clearly, genetic traits run strong in this family.

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Source: Life Buzz