Similarities: Grandparents, siblings and son from Malta / Rochester, Minnesota

A MALTESE FAMILY: Grandparents, siblings and son
A study on the facial likenesses passed on through generations, notwithstanding age and gender.

In continuation with the SIMILARITIES series, I investigate methods to show physical alikeness between faces in a simple and visual way.

Grandmother and Mother

Grandmother and Mother smiling

Brother and Sister

Mother and Son I

Mother and Son II

Smiling Grandmother, Grandfather, Brother and Sister

NB: the photos themselves have not been edited on photoshop, I have just made the layers transparent so as to better see the similarities between relatives. These photos were sent to me from the models via email.

Similarities: a mother and her two daughters from Canada

A Mother and her two daughters
A study on the facial likenesses passed on through generations, notwithstanding age and gender.

In continuation with the SIMILARITIES series, I investigate methods to show physical alikeness between faces in a simple and visual way.

Mother and Daughter I

Mother and Daughter II

Sisters

NB: the photos themselves have not been edited on photoshop, I have just made the layers transparent so as to better see the similarities between relatives. These photos were sent to me from the models via email.

Similarities: a grandmother and her two daughters from Canada

AN INTERNATIONAL FAMILY living in Malta/Canada: Grandmother and her two daughters
A study on the facial likenesses passed on through generations, notwithstanding age and gender.

In continuation with the SIMILARITIES series, I investigate methods to show physical alikeness between faces in a simple and visual way.

Grandmother and Daughter I

Grandmother and Daughter II

Grandmother and Daughters

NB: the photos themselves have not been edited on photoshop, I have just made the layers transparent so as to better see the similarities between relatives. These photos were sent to me from the models via email.

Similarities: a grandmother and mother, a mother and her daughter from Canada/Malta

___AN INTERNATIONAL FAMILY living in Malta: Grandmother, mother and daughter
A study on the facial likenesses passed on through generations, notwithstanding age and gender.

In continuation with the SIMILARITIES series, I investigate methods to show physical alikeness between faces in a simple and visual way. Here I study the facial features of a grandmother and her daughter, and the same daughter who is mother to her own daughter.

Mother and Daughter I

Mother and Daughter II

NB: the photos themselves have not been edited on photoshop, I have just made the layers transparent so as to better see the similarities between relatives. These photos were sent to me from the models via email.

the Merged photo series: ‘Related II’ a mother and daughter from Scotland

This is new work based on a mother and daughter from Edinburgh, Scotland.

_You probably know Jeni, from the Mithing and  Rhizomes and Joy blogs as an intellectual artist and a past subject of my Portraits in the Dark series an collaborator in What Juan Saw When He Looked Into The Bin installation.

In this project, I studied Jeni and her mother Rosemary’s facial features and merged them to different degrees, suggesting them at different ages and creating different personalities based on the facial characteristics selected.

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These photos were sent to me via email, if you are interested in producing something similar with your photos, send me your photos (in high resolution and in similar positions) to alexia@alexiamedici.com

Similarities: Mother, Son and Daughter from Barcelona

A study on the facial likenesses passed on through generations, notwithstanding age and gender.

In continuation with the thinking process behind the Merged series, I investigate methods to show physical similarities and differences between faces in a simple and visual way. Here I study the facial features of a mother and her two children. I find it very interesting to see that their eyes are identical, noses are practically the same and so are their mouths and face shape.

Mother, Son and Daughter

A FAMILY FROM BARCELONA

Brother and Sister

Father and Daughter

Mother and Daughter

Mother and Son

A study on the facial likenesses passed on through generations, notwithstanding age and gender.

In Continuation, I studied the similarities between the whole family as a set. The similarities between all is bewitching (as can be seen in the sharp areas of the photos, such as in the eyes.

NB: the photos themselves have not been edited on photoshop, I have just made the layers transparent so as to better see the similarities between relatives.
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Merged: Related

As an offshoot from my Merged Series, I am creating a new series which is called Related.

The basic idea is the same, i.e. merging different faces together, but the concept here is different. This isn’t a study on races and where we originally came from, this is shorter term and more direct: the similarities and differences that lie within each family member. In my personal life I am currently seeing many of my friends having children and I am always interested in the way children might look like a combination of their parents or grandparents – or look totally different and look like their more distant relatives.

In this project I merge the faces of family members, be it grandmothers, with mothers and daughters, or cousins, or siblings thus creating a series of alternative family portraits. In these portraits all members add up to one familiar, yet unexpected and unknown new person – with the personality these facial features entail.

The first series of photos belongs to my husband’s family.

Click on the images below to view them and the original photos I had taken of them enlarged.