Celebrities pose with their younger selves in stunning art series

Celebrities pose with their younger selves in stunning art series

Dutch graphic designer Ard Gelinck has spent his time for the last ten years creating pictures of celebrities posing with their younger selves.

Gelinck uses Photoshop to create the iconic masterpieces, which are perfectly edited to appear side by side the older celebrity.

He spoke to UNILAD about his hobby, saying that he has been creative since he was a child.

“I often challenge myself to create a certain series of images, including the ‘then and now’ series that you see a lot now,” he explained.

“The ideas come up and the celebrities that I choose are often random.”

Gelinck has received a lot of attention for his creations, with many of his celebrity subjects sharing his creations on their social media pages. However, he stays humble.

“I was pleasantly surprised when it was picked up by various media worldwide. [It’s] nice to see that you can entertain people and show something that makes them think and laugh,” he said.

Some of the creations that Gelinck is most proud of include David Bowie and Lady Gaga but added there were “too many” to choose from.

With examples like Harrison Ford and Han Solo, Mark Hamill and Luke Skywalker as well as beloved Madonna with her younger self, it’s easy to see why he has a hard time choosing a favourite.

Scroll through the gallery to see some of these iconic creations.

Photo credits: Instagram @ardgelinck