A Photographer Combines Portraits of Family Members to Prove How Amazing Our Genes Are

Take a closer look at your own face and you will see a mirror that reflects past, present, and future at the same time. That’s how our genes work — they can make us look exactly like our parents, grandparents, and even cousins. To prove this point, Ulric Collette, a self-taught photographer from Quebec, Canada, created a series of “genetic portraits” that feature the faces of family members spliced together.

Bright Side put together 25 amazing examples of Collette’s portraits that can prove the old saying “Like father, like son.”

25. Father and son: Denis, 53, and William, 28

24. Cousins: Justine, 29, and Ulric, 29

23. Mother and daughter: Julie, 61, and Isabelle, 32

22. Sisters: Anne-Sophie, 19, and Pascale,16

21. Sister and brother: Karine, 29, and Dany, 25

20. Daughter and father: Ismaëlle, 10, and Ulric, 32

19. Sisters: Isabelle, 32, and Amélie, 33

18. Father and son: Claude, 54, and Benoit, 23

17. Father and daughter: Daniel, 60, and Isabelle, 32

16. Sister and brother: Geneviève, 33, and Jean-Michel, 30

15. Mother and daugther: Marie-Pier, 18, and N’sira, 49

14. Brothers: Loyd, 30, and Jean-Philippe, 27

13. Daugther and mother: Sophea, 37, and Sophal, 62

12. Twins: Alex and Sandrine, 20

11. Daughter and mother: Marie-Andrée, 55, and Claudette, 81

10. Brothers: Mathieu, 26, and Ulric, 29

9. Cousins: Ulric, 34, and Justine, 34

8. Sisters: Élodie, 24, and Audrey, 30

7. Father and daugther: Hâm, 64, and Sophea, 37

6. Sister and brother: Pascale, 45, and David, 36

5. Brothers: Éric, 39, and Dany, 31

4. Mother and daugther: Mireille, 37, and Juliette, 14

3. Son and father: Nathan, 7, and Ulric, 29

2. Son and mother: Kristof, 19, and Madined, 41

1. Grandmother and granddaughter: Ginette, 61, and Ismaëlle, 12

Do you look like your parents or siblings? Let’s compare the pictures of you and your family members in the comments!

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