à la Dutch Master paintings

When a hobby becomes a passion project something powerful happens.


Take Bill Gekas, a portrait photographer from Melbourne. He is entirely self taught.
Since 2010, Bill has been creating a series of portraits of his beautiful five-year-old daughter Athena, inspired by Dutch masters’ classic paintings. What was originally intended to be just a few personal portraits, became an ongoing art-project for Bill and his family. Mastering the intricacies of studio lighting, combined with a huge amount of preparation painstakingly undertaken by the photographer and his wife in their spare time, has allowed Bill to capture these incredible images.









To see more of Bill Gekas’ work, visit his website and blog.


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