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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Shruti Naik
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2 years ago

She look regal! The cat makes it better!

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Elise Mon
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2 years ago

beautiful

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Devin Robinson
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2 years ago

Omg I love this painting

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Jeri Scratch
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2 years ago

Gorgeous.

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Devin Robinson
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2 years ago

She reminds me of Queen Elizabeth the 1st

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Elise Mon
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2 years ago

albino twins? amazing

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Kc Nordquist
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2 years ago

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

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Dawn Baik
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2 years ago

absolutely beautiful

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John Doe
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2 years ago

That one hell of a sexy shepherd!

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Devin Robinson
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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Hope Floats
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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Shruti Naik
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2 years ago

that dress though! i love the color!

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Monica Jfk
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2 years ago

Dorian Gray

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Maggie Collins
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2 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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2 years ago

That piggie in the photo frame though... xD

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Shruti Naik
Community Member
2 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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2 years ago

she's beautiful

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Shruti Naik
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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sagefish
Community Member
2 years ago

thye look quite forlorn

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Elise Mon
Community Member
2 years ago

stunning

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Meep
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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Maggie Collins
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2 years ago

Amazing!

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Lucia Hewitt
Community Member
2 years ago

An absolutely exquisite body of work!

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Shruti Naik
Community Member
2 years ago

adam and eve! :) I love how she's turned away from him and that annoyed look he gives her!

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Neeraj Jha
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2 years ago

Those ladybugs are not bugging this lady.

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John Doe
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2 years ago

What a sweet little princess!

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Grazina Strolia
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2 years ago

Ophelia

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Cassidy Corta
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2 years ago

Love

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Kc Nordquist
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2 years ago

OK, weird juxtaposition here.

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Lou Wow
Community Member
2 years ago

She looks like she gives her dolls a hard time lol.

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ChickyChicky
Community Member
2 years ago

That's me in the corner, that's me in the spotlight, losing my religion...

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Fransiolemtru Pretorius
Community Member
2 years ago

Fabulous!