History isn’t as much as boring as it seems. Gardener a talented photographer; he has researched a lot before approaching the descendants of the historical figures. He has gone through minute details of them to capture their photographs.
All the hard works of Gardener has paid off because the results were outstanding. They seem like they have come directly from the history book. He has used the props, costume to give an authentic look to the picture.
The lightning done by Gardener was superb. He has done everything patiently and calmly. He has used every possible tip and trick to give them a historical look. There’s an only minute difference between the pictures of historical figures and their descendants.
How did everything start? How Gardener got the thought of making a portrait of historical figures and their descendants. It was all started 15 years ago when Gardner’s mother told him that he looks like his grandfather a lot.
There Gardner thought that if he looks like his grandfather, so the people alive today would have the resemblance of their famous forefathers. There are several criteria on which Gardner decided to recreate the famous iconic historical figure.
The Internet was the biggest helper of Gardner to trace the descendants. Not only the internet but Gardener has used the other source as well as he has visited the museum, worked with genealogists. But the true things happen when he started working with his models.
Gardner had made a connection with his models. They also get a chance to know more about their forefathers. This all process of shooting deepens the relationship between the models and Gardner.
- #1 Liza De Giocondo (The Mona Lisa) (Left) And Irina Guicciardini Strozzi (Right) The 15 Times Great-Granddaughter Of Liza De Giocondo
- #2 Charles Dickens (Left), 1858 And Gerald Charles Dickens (Right) Dickens’s, Great-Great-Grandson
- #3 Napoleon (Left), 1812 And Hugo De Salis (Right) The Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandson Of Napoleon
- #4 Thomas Jefferson (Left), 1800 And Shannon Lanier (Right) Sixth Great-Grandson Of Thomas Jefferson
- #5 Charles II (Left), 1653 And Lord Charles Fitzroy (Right) The 9 Times Great-Grandson Of Charles II
- #6 Emeline Pankhurst (Left) And Helen Pankhurst (Right) The Great-Granddaughter Of Emeline Pankhurst
- #7 William Wordsworth (Left), 1798 Andtom Wontner (Right) Wordsworth’s Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandson
- #8 Clive Of India, Robert Clive, 1773 (Left) And Robert Holden (Right) The Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandson Of Clive Of India
- #9 Oliver Cromwell (Left), 1653-1654 And Charles Bush (Right) The Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandson Of Oliver Cromwell
- #10 Horatio Nelson (Left), 1800 And William John Raglan Horatio Tribe (Right) Nelson’s Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandson
- #11 Berthe Morisot (Left), 1872 And Lucie Rouart (Right) The Great-Granddaughter Of Berthe Morisot
- #12 Frederick Douglass (Left), 1863 And Reuben L. Andrews (Right)
- #13 Arthur Wellesley 1st Duke Of Wellington (Left), 1824 And Jeremy Clyde (Right) The Great-Great-Great-Grandson Of The 1st Duke Of Wellington
- #14 Isambard Kingdom Brunel, 1857 (Left) And Isambard Thomas (Right), Brunel’s Great-Great-Great-Grandson
- #15 Elizabeth Cady Stanton (left), 1850 And Elizabeth Jenkins-Sahlin (Right)