Bill Gekas

Born and residing in Melbourne Australia, Bill Gekas is a multi awarded and published fine art portrait photographer. Self taught and by learning the intricacies of photography since the mid 90’s, his admiration and respect for the works by the old master painters has influenced his stylistic approach to the craft. His works have been published in various art journals, books, magazines, newspapers and other media outlets worldwide including BBC, NBC Today, ABC News, Daily Mail and others. Although he occasionally shoots commissioned work, the renowned and exhibited works are primarily of his young daughter portraying a protagonist in a storytelling scene, a universal child. © All images courtesy of the artist

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This spread is one of the first in my latest art journal so not really recent. (I think from last winter?) Somehow I didn’t feel like sharing this one… I guess because it’s not really layered, compared to the other spreads – it’s one of my most simple ones to date! But a few friends who took a peek in my art journal said it’s actually kinda cool, it reminded them of a video game. So I was like…ok fine, I’ll publish it.


During the invasion of Iraq in 2003, looters set fire to the library at the College of Fine Arts at the University of Baghdad, wiping out its entire collection of 70,000 books. Artist Wafaa Bilal — whose practice is informed by the experience of fleeing his homeland of Iraq and feeling that he was existing simultaneously in two worlds — wants to restore this historic collection through his austere installation featuring a library of one thousand blank white books. With your participation, each white book will be replaced by an educational text from a wish list compiled by the College of Fine Arts.

Title Kassassin: the midnight charge of the Life Guards, 28 August, 1882

Subtitle the midnight charge of the Life Guards, 28 August, 1882

Series Prints, Drawings and Watercolors from the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection

Contributors Woodville, Richard Caton, 1856-1927 (artist) Fine Art Society (publisher) Knoedler & Co. (publisher)

Date Issued 01-01-1884 

Abstract Col. photogravure (proof) after Woodville, signed by artist; British cavalry charging Egyptian infantry and artillery in foreground; 2 small milit. bust ports. below (probably Maj. Gen. Drury-Lowe and Col. Baker-Russell).

Keywords Anglo-Egyptian War, 1882 Battles 

Notes Giant oblong folio; margins intact; clean.London, Parker, 1965.title provided by cataloger

Extent 1 engraving; 85.5 x 55.9 cm.

Fine Art Book Coming This Week..

I have put the finishing touches to the book and thought I’d share with you a preview of the cover.

It will be available in two versions, the 30x30cm hardback at £80 and a smaller paperback version at £49.99. 

Hopefully I will have it ready and live by the weekend, but who knows what surprises my computer might throw at me.

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