In 1932, Ann Betar was 17 years old and everything was set for her to marry a man 20 years older than her. But that was her dad’s idea. She, on the other hand, was in love with 21-year-old John who lived across the street and who owned a Ford Roadster. (“That’s why she married me, she loved that car,” John says, looking back on it now.)
In defiance of her family, she hopped in his slick, little automobile and they drove as fast as they could from Bridgeport, Connecticut to Harrison, New York. That’s only 35 miles, but it was far enough for them to find a place to start their new life together.
Photographer Ulric Collette proves that blood is thicker than water with these amazing mashups of older and younger relatives. Ulric shared his inspiration for making the pictures:
My mother’s name is Ginette, she’s 62, and my daughter’s name is Ismaëlle and she was 12 at the time the picture was taken. I made the photograph with the two of them because last summer I talked with a genetician who had the theory that grandchildren look much more like their paternal grandmother. I wanted to try it out with my family, and the result is pretty amazing!
Ginette and Ismaëlle
In addition to this striking combination of a young lady with her grandmother, Collette has blended the faces of many parents with their (mostly grown) children. Here are some examples…
“The Married Kama Sutra” is a new book that takes an amusingly jaded and smartass look at “sex” in marriage. And, just to be clear, its subtitle answers a question many people might be wondering before cracking the cover — This book is “the world’s least erotic sex manual.”