Melbourne-based photographer Bill Gekas makes beautiful portraits of his 5-year-old daughter, posing in the scenes of the classic paintings by artists like Caravaggio, Vermeer, Rembrandt, Raphael or Velazquez. A self-taught photographer started focusing on portraiture in 2005, when he switched from a 35mm film to digital photography. Bill describes his style as “portraiture with a fine art aesthetics”: although he does a great job retouching and setting the pictures up, you also cannot help but admire his beautiful daughter’s concentration and deep looks. [Read more...]

Bill says what draws him most to portraiture is the “emotive, atmospheric, almost surreal nature of it“. Every picture he takes is always meticulously pre-planned: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,”he says. Take a look at how he and his daughter bring the old paintings back to a new life!

Website: billgekas.com

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