Not Your Average Snapshots: Photographer Turns Daughter Into Classic Works Of Art (With Photos)

Not Your Average Snapshots: Photographer Turns Daughter Into Classic Works Of Art (With Photos)

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March 4, 2013 Updated Mar 4, 2013 at 4:55 PM CDT

(ABC News) Bill Gekas loves taking pictures of his daughter – but these aren’t your average dad’s snaps. Beginning in 2010, the Australian photographer has created a series of portraits inspired by classic paintings, like Johannes Vermeer’s "Girl with a Pearl Earring".

What originally was intended to be a few classical-style portraits eventually became an ongoing project after his peers and others took notice of their appeal. ”Although the photos aren’t recreations of any particular painting,” says Gekas, “I try to recreate the overall aesthetic the old masters’ works were known for.”