Aussie photographer and digital artist Alexia Sinclair has some interesting work in her site but the cream of the crop is her Regal Twelve series with which she won 2007’s Harper’s BAZAAR & Canon Fashion Photography Awards.
“The Regal Twelve” series is a suite of pictures depicting powerfull historical women combining photography, illustration, European backdrops, fashion models, historical treasures and symbolic references, digitally montaged to create works based on historical truths.
On this series, Alexia has said: “My influences range from Botticelli and de’ Medici circle to contemporary couture fashion designers such as John Galliano and Alexander McQueen. All of the portraits are inspired by the styles and fashions of each monarch and are reinterpreted into a contemporary visual narrative.”
My personal 2 cents on it: the usage of Photoshop is a bit over the top but concept wise this is a great idea. I’ve included wikipedia links to the bios of all the ladys, because I must admit I didn’t know who some of them were and was curious.