The new Mona Lisa

IMG_1093“Mona Lisa” as recreated by photographer Drew Gardner at this year’s Photography Show in the NEC in Birmingham. Drew’s 10-year project involves finding the living descendants of great historical figures (Oliver Cromwell and Napoleon Bonaparte have featured) and then recreating famous pictures using the descendants as models in a photographic shoot in which every detail is meticulously recreated.

For the record, this was a demonstration and this isn’t actually a descendant of the actual Mona Lisa, though he did find two living Italian princesses who are the real thing and it is them who feature in the actual photo.