After graduating as a Goldsmith and later as a multimedia designer, Dutch artist Gemmy Woud-Binnendijk found her true passion in photography. Driven by her love for humans, animals and a strong creative urge, she brings the past to the present in her portrait photography.

Woud-Binnendijk admits that her biggest inspiration is the old master painters of the Golden Age. Combining the techniques they used – Chiaroscuro principle and Sfumato technique in this case – she creates intricate depths by using dark and light contrasts.

By layering colors and tones, she creates soft and imperceptible transitions in her portraits which you can see below.

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Elise Mon
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3 years ago

impressive + sphynx cat too

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Keri Burns
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3 years ago

So beautiful!

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John Doe
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3 years ago

Brilliant!!!

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John Doe
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3 years ago

Wow! This one is stunning!

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Elise Mon
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3 years ago

i like her gaze

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Elise Mon
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3 years ago

albino twins? amazing

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Connie Martin
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3 years ago

Pretty, but I wish the hair weren't so obviously modern.

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Maggie Collins
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3 years ago

Completely brilliant! Thank you.

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John Doe
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3 years ago

That one hell of a sexy shepherd!

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Devin Robinson
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3 years ago

Ma'am are you aware there is a chicken on your back

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Sandra
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3 years ago

Luminous.....

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Agnes Jekyll
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3 years ago

Love this

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Monica Jfk
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3 years ago

Dorian Gray

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Maggie Collins
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3 years ago

Gorgeous! The production of these photos is brilliant! The person taking these photos is a genius. No doubt.

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

That piggie in the photo frame though... xD

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Shruti Naik
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3 years ago

She looks very beautiful. The pearl earrings and the flowers in her hand compliments her so well!

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Elise Mon
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3 years ago

she's beautiful

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Shruti Naik
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3 years ago

2 different girls (albeit twins) 2 different dresses, 2 different expressions

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Wyn Kelly
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3 years ago

They all look cold and hungry...

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Elise Mon
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3 years ago

stunning

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Berit-Bärbel Rebane
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3 years ago

Ivory

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Maggie Collins
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3 years ago

Amazing!

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Lucia Hewitt
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3 years ago

An absolutely exquisite body of work!

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Linda Sellers
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3 years ago

I don't think Adam had his hair cut, lol.

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

Those ladybugs are not bugging this lady.

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John Doe
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3 years ago

What a sweet little princess!

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Elise Mon
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3 years ago

underwater fairy

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Cassidy Corta
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3 years ago

Love

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Kc Nordquist
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3 years ago

OK, weird juxtaposition here.

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John Doe
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3 years ago

Beautiful! Those Ladybugs!

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Grazina Strolia
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3 years ago

Cupid

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Fransiolemtru Pretorius
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3 years ago

Fabulous!