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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1 year ago

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

Daniel Radcliffe

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Sandra Simpson
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1 year ago

Kind of looks like Harry and James.

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Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth

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Tori Duffek Flores
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1 year ago

she was beautiful!!!

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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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Hisseefit
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1 year ago

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

CrunChewy McSandybutt
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1 year ago

Honestly, they could do an entire mosaic of David Bowie's varied looks.

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Denis Brown
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1 year ago

Dang! He was so hot as the Goblin King!

RayneBeau Montgomery
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1 year ago

Two faces of a diamond.

Sterling Malory Archer
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1 year ago

The guy didn't freaking age

Weezer
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1 year ago

Money can do that for you!

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April Simnel
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1 year ago (edited)

I wish the younger version had been a picture of him from the mid-1960s, when he was just starting out. There's so many to choose from, even though he was hardly known in those days.

Felipe StillChill
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1 year ago

I love the labyrinth movie :D

tuzdayschild
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1 year ago

That face did not change much at all.

Susi Moffitt
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1 year ago

Labyrinth is still amazing to watch, and I’m 62

elfin
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1 year ago

Amazing at any age.

Heather Menard
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1 year ago

That man never aged he was gorgeous

Ninja Nonna
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1 year ago

What a sad loss.

Delores Sheppard
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1 year ago

The eyes never change.

Kathy Lord Tate
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1 year ago

LOVE this!!!!

Belandriel
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1 year ago

Man, David Bowie was such a cool mf... and also talented, which as a matter of fact is unnecessary to mention.

Andres Tejeda
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1 year ago

He looks like he just cleaned up and started dressing normal, hardly any change.

ANA MARTINEZ
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1 year ago

So serious

Cathy Carey
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1 year ago

These look like they are from the same year.

Jessica Langmeyer Specht
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1 year ago

LOVE this one. He's always been a sexy man.

Denisse Franco
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1 year ago

Rest in peace Goblin King.

Sharon Madsen
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1 year ago

Looks much the same.....just without the makeup

Mairlady
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1 year ago

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Labrinth! (sp?)

Rita Hamer
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1 year ago

cool

Crystal galvan mendez
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1 year ago

They look exactly the same

Clavelle
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1 year ago

LOVE IT!!!!!!!

Grivzyrn Novarn
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1 year ago

Even though I know it, it's really hard to tell who's older in this picture ^^

Madeleine Edwards
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1 year ago

David did not changed much ...

Sherry Willis
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1 year ago

This picture is fantastic!

Amanda MacDonald
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1 year ago

This one is soooo good.

Rebekah Boka
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1 year ago

um

Brenda Owens
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1 year ago

I miss you mucho mass trevajo.

Ann Collingwood
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1 year ago

Wowie Bowie!! Still gorgeous after all those yeras....(Miss you, David.)

尺ㄖᄃᄃㄖ.ⱠØⱠ
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1 year ago

labyrinth!

talikhar onajiuq
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1 year ago

Would love this photo as a poster!!

TomiSmith
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1 year ago

Like both.

Kendall Adnams
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1 year ago

GROUND CONTROL TO MAJOR TOM!!!

Lois Harach
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1 year ago

This is my favourite! I loved him as Jareth, the Goblin King! I’m in my mid 60’s, & I still love Labyrinth! Definitely, in my tp 20 Favourite All Time Movies! Yes, I do still watch with sound thru the stereo! David Bowie was his absolute best in that movie! My hubby loves Ziggy Stardust, too! I however do not even like that particular music of his as Ziggy...

MikeMaxis
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1 year ago

Cannot really tell.

Dorothy Cloud
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1 year ago

Younger self is not that "young"

Sarah Williams
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1 year ago

Such a sad loss and age suited him.

Mattie Marsack
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1 year ago

just wow.

Désirée Lane
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1 year ago

beautiful! ..."would HAVE" by the way, not "of"

Kimberly Fitch
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1 year ago

Love this one

Sarah Melillo
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1 year ago

Love this alien!!

Jessica Cifelli
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1 year ago

He didn't really age at all

Joyce Brazel
Community Member
1 year ago

Still looks the same to me.

Annamarie Dodge
Community Member
1 year ago

RIP

Rebecca Davies-Kleitz
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, now I'm crying....

Diana Hockley
Community Member
1 year ago

They both still looked angry. Sadly, he's gone now too.

Myxomatosis
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1 year ago

This makes me cry a lot.

Rick Ludlow
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1 year ago

A real upgrade for David!

gracefullikeagazelle
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1 year ago

My heart is breaking again. I miss him so.

Jane W.
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1 year ago

Better hair stylist now.

Grumble O'Pug
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1 year ago

Even he says he sold out in the 80's

Kat Khatib
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1 year ago

My favorite Human Being of all time.🌌⭐⚡

Marco Monge
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1 year ago

Love it... is he was always old?

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1 year ago

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SEE MY COMMENT FOR CARRIE FISHER! >:-(

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Jennifer Aniston

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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1 year ago

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

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Julia Roberts

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

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

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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Aragorn II Elessar
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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

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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#21

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton

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Aria Whitaker
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1 year ago

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

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

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

Dave Grohl

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MagicalUnicorn
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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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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

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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