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.


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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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Photographer Creates Beautiful Photographs That Look More Like Old Paintings

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Shruti Naik 1 week ago

She look regal! The cat makes it better!

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Photographer Creates Beautiful Photographs That Look More Like Old Paintings

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Devin Robinson 1 week ago

She reminds me of Queen Elizabeth the 1st

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Photographer Creates Beautiful Photographs That Look More Like Old Paintings

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Kc Nordquist 1 week ago

Look at what she's wearing! Took me a while to figure it out!

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Photographer Creates Beautiful Photographs That Look More Like Old Paintings

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Devin Robinson 1 week ago

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

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Photographer Creates Beautiful Photographs That Look More Like Old Paintings

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Hope Floats 1 week ago

This is a stunning photo.. Her eyes are beautiful and their colour goes with the stones in the cloth...

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Photographer Creates Beautiful Photographs That Look More Like Old Paintings

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Maggie Collins 1 week ago

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

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Photographer Creates Beautiful Photographs That Look More Like Old Paintings

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Neeraj Jha 1 week ago

That piggie in the photo frame though... xD

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Photographer Creates Beautiful Photographs That Look More Like Old Paintings

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Shruti Naik 1 week ago

that dress though! i love the color!

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Photographer Creates Beautiful Photographs That Look More Like Old Paintings

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Shruti Naik 1 week ago

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

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Photographer Creates Beautiful Photographs That Look More Like Old Paintings

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Shruti Naik 1 week ago

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

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Photographer Creates Beautiful Photographs That Look More Like Old Paintings

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Meep 1 week ago

Love that one little curl going down her neck- just amazing work

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Photographer Creates Beautiful Photographs That Look More Like Old Paintings

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Lucia Hewitt 1 week ago

An absolutely exquisite body of work!