Over the last few days, while home sick, I spent a lot of time perusing the web… A LOT. This is apparent based on my recent daily blogs full of other people’s artwork. I’ve also been burning my way through The Tudors on Netflix… It’s amazing. (I had been meaning and wanting to watch the entire series for a while and this sudden illness provided the perfect opportunity and excuse to do nothing except watch Netflix for hours… days in fact.) The combination of constant web surfing and raunchy royals prompted me to search for some royal images. What I found is absolutely beautiful!
I came across the site of a beautiful and talented artist out of Australia, Alexia Sinclair. Alexia is a Fine-Art Photographer and Digital Artist and her portfolio is incredible. It includes two series: The Royal Dozen and The Regal Twelve. The Regal Twelve, especially, really combined so many of my favorite things, I was in google-heaven when I found her page! Fashion and Photos and History, oh my! So many of my favorite things all rolled up into one gorgeous series of images.
The Regal Twelve is a series of (you guessed it) 12 images of famous (and infamous) female European Monarchs. Each piece combines photography with the feeling of historical portraits and sprinkled throughout are bits of symbolism and imagery of the life and legend of each of these powerful women. The Royal Dozen is a series of (yet again) 12 images of great men in power. I’ve included a few of my favorites from this series in with the entire series of The Regal Twelve below.
Please visit Alexia Sinclair’s Site. There, you can order prints (I believe) of your favorite images! Her work is really incredible!! It’s also so interesting the read about how her works come to life. For instance, for this series, Alexia traveled Europe shooting the backgrounds and then shot the models in a studio where she also edited and added all the story-telling details for each image.
(All images posted below are © Alexia Sinclair 1999 – 2012. NONE of the following images/artwork are my own or that of anyone other than Alexia Sinclair.)
Boudica - The Celtic Queen
Queen Elizabeth I - The Virgin Queen
Marie Antoinette - The Extravagant Queen
From "The Royal Dozen" - King Louis XIV - The Sun King
Alexandra Romanov - The Last Czarina
Queen Isabella of Spain - The Catholic
Cleopatra - The Seductress
Elizabeth Bathory - The Countess of Blood
Olympias - The Sorceress
Eleanor Of Aquitaine - The Eagle
Christina of Sweden - The Androgynous Queen
Agrippina - The Poisoness
Catherine the Great - The Enlightened Empress
From "The Royal Dozen" - Vlad Draculea - Song of the Dragon
From "The Royal Dozen" - Marquis de Sade - The Sadist
All images posted above are © Alexia Sinclair 1999 – 2012
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Thanks, as always, for reading!