Tag: photo manipulation

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

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.