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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Kc Nordquist
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Devin Robinson
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Marta Puig Orriols
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

imagine taking the bus in the rush hour with all this...excuse me, oh sorry, excuse me

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Photographer Creates Beautiful Photographs That Look More Like Old Paintings

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Maggie Collins
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Shruti Naik
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

An absolutely exquisite body of work!

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Photographer Creates Beautiful Photographs That Look More Like Old Paintings

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Shruti Naik
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Lou Wow
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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ChickyChicky
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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