What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Then and Now


Ard Gelinck

Dutch artist Ard Gelinck has been Photoshopping images of iconic people alongside their younger selves, and the results are nothing short of fantastic. It makes me wonder if the celebrities he’s done are flattered or furious, but either way, the images are certainly memorable. They made me feel quite nostalgic about movies and TV shows I used to love.

It’s remarkable to me how seamlessly Gelinck manages to combine the images, making the combinations seem more like posed photos than mashups.

You can see all of Ard Gelinck’s wonderful work on Instagram andΒ Facebook.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

17 thoughts on “Then and Now

  1. Amazing! Hats off to you for finding all this wonderful stuff.

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  2. I agree, great find. THANKS – what a wonderful way to start another day. Hal

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  3. Really good work. He knowes what he is doing. I did something kinda like this by cropping out my #3 son and pasting in my late husband for a 50 year photo which we really didn’t have. Not as good as these but it saved the day.

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  4. I adore these and the balance of reverence and a bit o’ cheek.

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  5. The photoshopping is very well done. I agree about the nostalgia and some of them are also poignant.

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  6. This is, apparently, an old post of yours, but I just found it and the comparisons are so interesting.

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