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Split Family Faces - Genetic Portraits

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Alanroseman, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Canada-based graphic designer and photographer Ulric Collette has created a shockingly cool project where he's exploring the genetic similarities between different members of the same family.

    By splitting their faces in half and then melding them together, he creates interesting new people that are sometimes quite normal looking and other times far from it. He calls this series Genetic Portraits.

    Split Family Faces - My Modern Metropolis
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  2. j0sh818

    j0sh818 Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 18, 2011
    Really cool!

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  3. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    oh wow!
    too cool :)  thanks for sharin!
  4. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    That's pretty awesome. It's also a testament to his photography and photoshop skills. I would imagine getting consistent lighting across subjects is not easy.

    Here's something I learned in college: most people's faces are highly asymmetrical. You don't really notice it because (for one) you're used to it. But take a head on picture, split it down vertically in half, copy and flip it horizontally to make an entire face with a half pic. Do for both left and right sides of your face. You'll get 2 very different faces...
  5. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Very interesting.
  6. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    I love how someone can think of something completely different.

    Just have an original idea, and put it into play. Neat.
  7. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nice find Alan. Tickled my fancy when i saw this.

    I've always reckoned that when married people age the start to look similar to each other. I don't know whether others have noticed this phenomenon or whether its a phenomenon with my head.
  8. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    It's all in your head, but people and their dogs, that's a different story ...
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  9. avidone

    avidone Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 24, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Cool! And I totally agree about people and their dogs

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  10. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England

    Hi Icon,

    Does this mean I will slowly become an Asian? :eek: 

  11. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Perhaps increasngly inscrutable?
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  12. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Which one is Rob?

    Symmetric is more pretty? Maybe, but you be the judge! Which is the real Rob and which is the pretty one?



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