Bill Gekas of Melbourne, Australia says that he’s a completely self-taught photographer and learned the basics of his craft back in the days of 35mm film photography. He pays homage to the Old Masters of classic paintings, including artists like Vemeer and Rembrandt using his five-year-old daughter as the model.
His photographs prove that he is a Master in his own right.
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.