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Subject:  High aspirations - met Date:  3/7/2013  7:51 PM
Author:  PucksFool Number:  21007 of 22202

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Melbourne photographer Bill Gekas has his work displayed on 1x.com. His speciality is portraiture in general but his most dazzling work is a subset of the genre.

Gekas has taken an idea - to make photographs that mimic the painting of the Dutch, Flemish and Italian 17th-century masters - and played with it to great effect. This concept is neither novel nor unique, but his execution of it certainly is (billgekas.com).

Using various models, including his five-year-old daughter, Gekas has brilliantly re-imagined the masters, replicating the lighting style for which they are famous. 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. Gekas uses artificial light to simulate the admired window-lighting effect.


Here's a link to Gekas's website.
www.billgekas.com

PF
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