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THEN AND NOW: This Dutch artist photoshops celebrities meeting their younger selves


Keanu Reeves

Dutch artist Ard Gelinck has been posting photo edits online for about 10 years but told Insider he wanted to "challenge" himself by creating a series of celebrity "Then and Now" comparisons.

"The ideas suddenly came up and the celebrities that I choose are often random. Sometimes an extra when I know when it is someone's birthday, for example," he told Insider.

Showing some spellbinding Photoshopping skills, Gelinck said he spends between one and four hours editing each side-by-side, which varies depending on the color, lighting, tones, and scale of each individual image. 

But the artist masterfully merges the two before-and-after comparisons to look as if each celebrity is meeting their younger self for the first time.

And he's even got the tick of approval from the sources of inspiration themselves. 

Gelinck said he's been flattered to see Madonna, Ricky Gervais, Sylvester Stallone,Michael Douglas, and Lionel Richie, to name a few, reshare his work via their own Instagrams.

While the Dutch artist isn't interested in exhibiting or profiting from his images, he said he is "enjoying that I can create something that other people like.

"It's nice to see that you can entertain people and show something that makes them laugh and make them think."

From Keanu Reeves to the cast of "Friends," check out 26 highlights from Gelinck's "Then & Now" series below.

Leonardo DiCaprio

Lady Gaga

Amy Winehouse

Bruno Mars

Courteney Cox

Neil Patrick Harris

Elton John

George Clooney

Ricky Gervais

Keanu Reeves

Jennifer Aniston

Jimmy Fallon

Angelina Jolie

Lisa Kudrow


Matt Le Blanc

Matthew Perry

Michelle Obama

Mick Jagger


Reese Witherspoon

Richard Gere

Robin Williams

Roger Federer

David Schwimmer

Will Smith

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