Amateur photographer Bill Gekas from the Australian city of Melbourne takes photographs that mimic paintings by Dutch, Flemish and Italian masters of the 17-18th century.
Bill Gekas five-year-old daughter Athena brilliantly coped with the hard work of a photo model. Athena is so harmoniously blended into the Renaissance chiaroscuro that it seems as if she really is a girl from the 17th century. Quite a baby, she, nevertheless, perfectly “plays out” the roles offered by her “director” father, trying on herself the images of peasant women and court fashionistas, intelligent modest women and merchant daughters, enviable brides and simple medieval girls with deep, sad eyes . It seems that she lived all these lives, and not just posed in front of the camera lens.
Bill Gekas works have been published in various art journals, books, magazines, newspapers and other media outlets worldwide including BBC, NBC Today, ABC News, Daily Mail and others.
Although he occasionally shoots commissioned work, the renowned and exhibited works are primarily of his daughter portraying a protagonist in a storytelling scene.