Photographer Bill Gekas has a thing for artists such as Rembrandt, Vermeer and others from that golden era of painting. His thing is so strong, in fact, that he’s created a series of photos recreating the look and feel of the great artists’ work — using his 5-year-old daughter as his model.
According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Gekas replicates the lighting style that mimic the paintings of the Dutch, Flemish and Italian 17th-century masters.
“The so-called Rembrandt lighting is characterised by strong window light falling on one side of the subject’s face and body, producing shadows amid a rich glow,” Terry Lane writes.
On the site MyModernMetropolis.com, Gekas says of his unique style that he’s not “scared of taking certain elements from different works and molding them into something to call your own. You might like the lighting from a photo you saw somewhere, a prop from another photo, colors from another. The key is not to limit yourself with the excuse, ‘It’s all been done before.’”
For this series, Gekas’ 5-year-old daughter is dressed in period-appropriate attire and placed in settings that could well be a few hundred years old.
All photos used with permission from Bill Gekas
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