Saturday, March 9, 2013

Old World Charm

Five year old Athena faces the camera with the look of authority and wisdom. As she posses for her photographer father, Bill Gekas, the words 'say cheese' never enter the equation.
Bill, a multi award winning photographer from Melbourne, churns a unique old world charm quality to the images he creates. Sweet faced Athena has the perfect heart shaped lips and round eyes that draw you in for the journey back in time.

Click on the tag under each image : Bill Gekas to be directed to the photographers website and see more beautiful works of creative art.


image : Bill Gekas


“It's not about imitating any of the known past works, but more about re-creating the atmosphere the old masters' works were known for,” said Bill. {source TODAY.com}



image : Bill Gekas

The kindergarten age subject is patient when her father aims the camera towards her pretty face. Bill and his wife set up to take pictures of Athena about every two weeks. Dad says the trick is to work quickly to complete the entire photo shoot in approximately ten minutes.... just the right amount of time for a five year old to stay interested. 

image : Bill Gekas


image : Bill Gekas

These are not your average 'sit-still-for-daddy-and-look-over-here' images. The creative idea's, planning and lighting techniques develop a successful combination that brings an aura of the Old Masters to each image. 


image : Bill Gekas

Athena by Bill Gekas

 
Turning the camera on Dad.  image: Bill Gekas

To visit the website and gallery of photographer Bill Gekas, visit HERE.  For Bill's blog with features on photography tips and suggestions visit HERE.


 

9 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness.. these are absolutely exquisite. Amazing work and such a talented individual!

    xxleslie

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  2. My goodness, these are some of the most beautiful photos I have ever seen. Of course that sweetie is adorable and makes it easy!

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  3. What incredible photography, Katherine. They're wonderfully original, and have amazing depth and dimension. Thanks for sharing,
    ~ Wendi

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  4. These are so beautiful. What an amazing talent!!

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  5. This little lady is so cute :) Amazing photos.

    Fashion online

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  6. Dear Katharine, how clever! Of course the Old Masters are so beautiful and timeless, and to capture that quality today in portraits is brilliant...thank you for this, always something very interesting to learn here....N.xo

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  7. Omg she's adorable!! I just loved looking at these!
    xo
    Sharon

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  8. She is so cute! These are really cool and they will be so glad they have they have done this series!
    Thanks for sharing
    Donna

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  9. Oh my goodness!
    If I had those eyes looking at me I'd grab my camera every chance I could get. I wish I had had a really good camera when my children were small. I did take lot's of photos though.
    He is indeed a master!
    Thanks so much for sharing his stunning work.
    xo Lisa

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