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Inspiration: Fine Art Portraits Influenced by Classical Paintings

By Jules Ebe on March 4th 2013

Melbourne, Australia based photographer Bill Gekas has captured imaginations and several international awards with his series of portraits influenced by classical paintings.

Many of the images are recreations of classical Dutch paintings that are visualized with the aid of his lovely young daughter.

In an interview with Digital Photography School Gekas states:

“Many of the ideas come from my appreciation of the works by the old master painters. Caravaggio, Vermeer, Rembrandt, Raphael, Velazquez etc. But I also find I get a lot of inspiration from watching foreign films where the cinematic scenes play a prominent role. Fusing these worlds together help create an atmospheric portrait.”





Check out more of Gekas’ work on his website and blog.

Until next time . . .

Stay Inspired ~ Jules

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is a Southern California based Conceptual Artist and Photographer. Her work has been featured in several print publications and selections can be seen in local gallery exhibitions. Connect with her on Facebook and Google+.


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  1. Joseph Prusa

    Very nice.

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  3. promdraws

     she is so nice, her father has a real diamond.

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  4. promdraws

    She is so nice, so pretty, his dad has a cute daughter.

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  5. Debra Ritter

    Not only are these amazing, the child is absolutely gorgeous.

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