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Father takes photos of Daughter posed as classic art

Saturday 03.09.2013 , Posted by


Using his lovely daughter as the model, Melbourne based photographer Bill Gekas recreates some of the classic paintings from famous artists such as Rembrandt, Vermeer and Caravaggio. Bill is a self-taught photographer who took up photographing portraits in 2005 and describes his style as “portraiture with a fine art aesthetics.”

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With his series of classic art as photograph, Bill plans scrupulously before his daughter would enter the scene. He says: “The key to executing a shoot like this is to have it all planned before the subject enters the scene, the lighting, props, composition etc. From thought to finished post processed shot ready for display a typical shot can average a total of 8 hours.

With the deep and concentrated looks from his daughter, the preparation and the retouching, Bill’s end result is a wonderful rendition from the Dutch and Italian masters. They probably would smile at the Father’s creativity. To see more of Bill and his daughter’s images, check out his webpage.













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Shawn Saleme

Written by Shawn Saleme

Shawn Saleme is a full time writer for Visual News. Having traveled to over 50 countries, his international escapades continue to influence his writing and perspective. When not in a foreign territory, he makes his home in his native San Francisco Bay Area. Become friends with him on Facebook and invite him to share drinks and stories with you.

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  1. This is beyond awesome I’ve seen for years! Brilliant!

  2. The photos are not fake. :)

  3. Very inspirational work! Love every one of them. My only questions is, no Mona Lisa? :)

    Was she photographed in studio and dropped into a background? Can’t imagine that each setting was found or created. If they were that’s pretty impressive. If she was dropped in it looks well done.

  4. The photos that you created are absolutely stunning. Have you trout of making greeting cards from them? An excellent way for the world to see your work. She is simply beautiful . Thank you for your God-given talent

  5. Wonderful photos. Great sense of the original paintings from which the poses were drawn. Very photogenic model, too!

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