Dutch graphic designer Ard Gelinck makes time travel possible. At least, for popular celebrities. Gelinck has been photoshopping famous people as if they're hanging out with their younger selves, and the side-by-side comparisons come out so cool, you can't help but wonder if some of his subjects have them framed.

Gelinck has worked on these photomontages for about 10 years now, but it doesn't look like he's running out of ideas. On the contrary. The graphic designer continues to delight his 258K Instagram followers with regular photo comparisons. Continue scrolling to check out the latest ones, and for his earlier works, fire up Bored Panda's older articles here and here.

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Matt Leblanc

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How you doin'?

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The graphic designer said he's always trying to challenge himself when it comes to Photoshop. "The 'Then and Now' series is quite old when you consider that me and my brother made the first image for it about 10 years ago," Gelinck told Bored Panda. "About 5 years ago, I edited pictures for a lot of Dutch celebrities and it was a success, so I then started working with foreign celebrity photos. The first one was Madonna, and she even posted my image on her own Instagram."

The Queen of Pop, however, isn't the only Gelinck subject who has publicly admired his work. Rob Lowe, Tina Turner, Lionel Richie, Annie Lennox, BeeGees, Jason Priestly, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Carice van Houten, Sylvester Stallone, Robbie Williams, Michael Douglas, Ricky Gervais, and many more have also given him a shoutout. "When I think about it, the list is quite impressive," Gelinck said.

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Carrie Fisher

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1 year ago

This makes me cry a bit...

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When the Photoshop wizard is composing the pictures, he's often trying to make the subject and their former self embrace one another, be it an arm on the shoulder on a hug. "[The actual pose] depends on a lot of things. I'm trying to find one where they're standing next to each other."

The graphic designer thinks that his project has become so popular because people enjoy taking a trip down memory lane and remember the celebrities when they were young. Each of Gelinck's images is like a shot of nostalgia that brings back past moments of enjoying music chart hits, TV shows, and movies.

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Daniel Radcliffe

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Sandra Simpson
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1 year ago

Kind of looks like Harry and James.

Débora Gualberto
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1 year ago (edited)

It totally does! Specially because (in the books) James would've been around that age when Harry was 11. (All that's missing is the black hair and green eyes 😝)

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ZombieGirl
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1 year ago

So adorable!!

fro_st puppy
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1 year ago

harry potter, I love how you can see them together at different ages and see such a difference but also similarities

Jaye Rodger
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1 year ago

He can Slytherin to my bed any time

RayneBeau Montgomery
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1 year ago

I hope Daniel sees this, its awesome

Clavelle
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1 year ago

Oh my goodness... just ADORABLE!

Hugh Walter
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1 year ago

The brows have it!

Maira Sarwar
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1 year ago

Harry Potter

Julie Atwood
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1 year ago

Awww, I love this, because we kind of watched him grow up. It would be fun if Emma Watson and Rupert Grint were in the photo too.

Sherry Willis
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1 year ago

I like this one!

it's me again
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1 year ago

Oh I'm so old :(

Rebekah Boka
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1 year ago

what but.... this can not be right

Jael Grant
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1 year ago

Little Harry Potter’s all grown up My little 9 year old self is quaking

Kaeden
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1 year ago

Wow! What a change!

pamela good
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1 year ago

So sweet!

patricia matthews
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1 year ago

All grown up

Stacey Gates
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1 year ago (edited)

WOW, that's really good!

Tezdon Robinson
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1 year ago

i dont really look at harry potter

Rita DS
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1 year ago

Hubba hubba 🙂

TomiSmith
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1 year ago

Both cute.

I Liek To Cute
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1 year ago

So cute!

Dorothy Cloud
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1 year ago

Without the beard, he wouldn't look that different. Still young.

Flavia Slag
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1 year ago

His older eyes look sad.

Teresa Groth
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1 year ago

Looks like He could be brothers!

Teresa Groth
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1 year ago

The look like Brothers!

Donna Libbey
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1 year ago

Harry ages well.

LlamuLuva13
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1 year ago

wow that is a huge difference

Bryn Tillberg
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1 year ago

the younger one looks like harry potter!

Brenda Herring
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1 year ago

Awwe

Pat Wooster
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1 year ago

I love this one!

Jane W.
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1 year ago

Glad no beard when little.

Tiffany Sparrow
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1 year ago

yas harry potter

Rita Hamer
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1 year ago

both still adorable.

Lisa Chance
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1 year ago

Always a Potter fan!

Suzanne Dunne
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1 year ago

Love this one

Ronnie Beaton
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1 year ago

Can someone please tell him he really doesn't suit facial hair?

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Weird

Greg Heller
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This one is just ok. No interaction of the 2 (just some poor shadow treatment)

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Queen Elizabeth

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Tori Duffek Flores
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1 year ago

she was beautiful!!!

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#5

Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan

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Bored Seb
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1 year ago

Now he could play James Bond

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Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro

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Iris
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1 year ago

And another one of my favorite actors ❤❤

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Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

Love how his personality and sense of humor shines through.

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David Bowie

David Bowie

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1 year ago

Wish they would of used a Ziggy Stardust pic. 1972 vs 1986

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Jennifer Aniston

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1 year ago

I think she has aged well

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Will Smith

Will Smith

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Jezergirl
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1 year ago

He didn't change much!

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Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis

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Kathy Smith
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I admire her immensely. Also, she’s a wonderful actress, and beautiful.

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Julia Roberts

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1 year ago

she is my favorite actress, she is beautiful and she has never made a bad movie.

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Brad Pitt

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Aria Whitaker
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1 year ago

Like fine wine :)

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Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry

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Sandra Simpson
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1 year ago

Could this photoshop 𝘣𝘦 any better?

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#15

Peter Venkman (Bill Murray)

Peter Venkman (Bill Murray)

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Mark
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1 year ago

"I feel so funky" one of the best lines ever in a film, I know it's coming and it still makes me smile :)

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Tom Hanks

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1 year ago

Okay, but this is two of his characters, not how he actually looks. I'd like to see a side by side without costuming.

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George Clooney

George Clooney

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Jennifer Gould
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1 year ago

Wished they used his pic from his time on Rosanne! lol With his curly hair! :)

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Harrison Ford

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1 year ago

So amazing that he needs to be on here twice

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Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais

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1 year ago

Ricky, please explain yourself

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Mark Hamill

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Aragorn II Elessar
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1 year ago

Ah, the good old days when Luke preferred a blaster over a lightsaber, wanted to go to Tosche Station for power converters, and had two biological hands

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Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton

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Aria Whitaker
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I. LOVE. DOLLY. My daughter subscribes to her "Imagination Library" and has gotten a free book, every month since she was born! She has a heart of gold and is a true role model.

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The Rock

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Zoe Murphy
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1 year ago

I think he looks better now.

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Hugh Grant

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Robin DJW
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1 year ago

He has aged better than many.

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Dave Grohl

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1 year ago

this dude aged like fine wine

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Kevin McCallister & Macaulay Culkin

Kevin McCallister & Macaulay Culkin

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fro_st puppy
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1 year ago

Kevin! wow i hardly recognize him now he looks to different

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Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg

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JessG
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1 year ago

When did Whoopie's hair go completely white?!?!

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George Michael

George Michael

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ADHORTATOR
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1 year ago

RIP

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Sean Astin

Sean Astin

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LoPandas
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1 year ago

YES!!!! I WAS WAITING FOR THIS ONE

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Conan O’brien

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Granny Square
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1 year ago

That T-shirt! LOL

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Tom Felton & Draco Malfoy

Tom Felton & Draco Malfoy

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Mark
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1 year ago

I personally don't think he has aged well, probably comes from playing a evil character!

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