“Then and Now” Portraits of Celebrities With Their Younger Selves

Then and Now Celebrity Photos by Ard Gelinck

Amy Winehouse

If you could go back in time and meet your younger self, wouldn’t you want a photo to remember the bizzaro moment? Graphic designer Ard Gelinck uses Photoshop as a sort of time machine, creating images that appear as though celebrities are hanging out with their past selves. He combines existing photos of famous faces into one seamless “then and now” shot, revealing how they’ve aged over time.

Gelinck posts a new photo mashup every day, and the prolific artist shows no sign of slowing down. The Photoshop master is able to merge two images together by matching their tone and scale, resulting in single shots that look totally real. His latest photos show some celebrities next to their kid selves, revealing how they looked before they were famous. Amy Winehouse, Selena Gomez, Ed Sheeran, and Mick Jagger all pose next to themselves as children. Even then, their mini-mes still had that star quality.

In other images, Gelinck shows how famous people looked during their “come up” vs how they look now. Will Smith as the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air grins energetically next to his current-self, who is now 52 years old. In another image, a young J-Lo poses next to Jennifer Lopez (who is also 52), who doesn’t seem to have aged at all!

Gelinck claims that each edit is made with respect to the original photographer, and he tries to credit them whenever possible.

Check out Gelinck’s latest “then and now” celebrity photos below and find more on Instagram.

Graphic Designer Ard Gelinck’s “then and now” celebrity photos show celebrities posing with their younger selves.

Then and Now Celebrity Photos by Ard Gelinck

Will Smith

Then and Now Celebrity Photos by Ard Gelinck

Jason Momoa

Then and Now Celebrity Photos by Ard Gelinck

Jennifer Lopez

Then and Now Celebrity Photos by Ard Gelinck

Selena Gomez

Then and Now Celebrity Photos by Ard Gelinck

Morgan Freeman

Then and Now Celebrity Photos by Ard Gelinck

Keanu Reeves

Then and Now Celebrity Photos by Ard Gelinck

Angelina Jolie

Then and Now Celebrity Photos by Ard Gelinck

Michael J. Fox

Then and Now Celebrity Photos by Ard Gelinck

Neil Patrick Harris

Then and Now Celebrity Photos by Ard Gelinck

Lady Gaga

Then and Now Celebrity Photos by Ard Gelinck

Eddie Murphy

Then and Now Celebrity Photos by Ard Gelinck

The Rock, Dwayne Johnson

Then and Now Celebrity Photos by Ard Gelinck

Ed Sheeran

Then and Now Celebrity Photos by Ard Gelinck

Robert Downey Jr.

Then and Now Celebrity Photos by Ard Gelinck

Pink

Then and Now Celebrity Photos by Ard Gelinck

Robin Williams

Then and Now Celebrity Photos by Ard Gelinck

Daniel Radcliffe

Then and Now Celebrity Photos by Ard Gelinck

Mick Jagger

Then and Now Celebrity Photos by Ard Gelinck

Matt LeBlanc

Then and Now Celebrity Photos by Ard Gelinck

Henry Thomas

Ard Gelinck: Instagram

My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Ard Gelinck.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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