DNA provides us with a new perspective on how we identify and understand ourselves as human. It is the modern portrait; terrifyingly accurate, indisputably agreed upon, and altogether unique. Yet, it doesn't tell the story of humans as we know it. When we define ourselves, we don't describe us in genetic terms. We are our emotions, our reflections in the mirror, our thoughts. My DNA portraits flip realism in portraiture on its head. They show a cold realism removed from the psychology of us as humans, but with a story that is at the very essence of being human. Death, murder, sexuality, and abuse. The DNA portraits depict major cases where the person's own perception of themselves meant nothing compared to the realism of their genetic portrait.