Showcase: Ulric Collette | Practical Photoshop
Can you spot the joins in this photographer’s Photoshopped family portraits?
Sharing high-quality Photoshop work is what we’re all about, and someone who serves it up regularly is Quebec-based photographer and graphic Designer, Ulric Collette.
You can follow two of his inspirational projects online. Disembodied Body is a collection of fashion shots, but with various parts of the models – mainly the heads – removed in post-production. Trust us, it’s better than it sounds. It’s his Genetic Portraits project that most impresses though.
The project began in 2008, and sees Ulric using photography to explore the genetic likenesses between members of the same family. What this boils down to is taking studio portraits of two family members and ‘Shopping one side of each sitter’s face onto the other’s. The result is a set of engaging, faintly disturbing studies in similarity.
Brothers and sisters become joined at the lip, fathers are twinned with daughters, cousins transform into one. The Photoshop work is precise and polished – it’s only when beards get involved that you can spot the join. Go on, give it a go…
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