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Graceland. The large white-columned mansion estate that was home to Elvis Presley in Memphis, Tennessee.

Elvis Presley died at the estate in the late 70s. Presley, his parents Gladys and Vernon Presley, and his grandmother, are buried there in what is called “the Meditation Garden”. (Yes, a bit creepy). Photographer Rinze van Brug headed out to Graceland and took some truly beautiful portraits of the location.

Rinze began his love of art at a young age. With inspiration from movies such as Beat Street and Wild Style Rinze’s artistic approach blossomed.

Drawing and then graffiti were the first methods of expression for Rinze and he worked commercially while in Amsterdam creating art murals for stores and restaurants while continuing his personal art as well.

At 19, Rinze purchased his first Macintosh computer and began exploring new programs such as Painter, which allows users to develop their own art work in a much shorter time span. Learning these computer programs escalated the extent of artwork Rinze could achieve. Able to finish projects in one hour that would have taken weeks, Rinze was able to explore new genres of art.

Check out these great portraits.

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