Isambard Thomas


Born out of his passion for history, Drew recreates portraits of some of the world’s most famous historical figures featuring their direct descendants. After in-depth research tracing the direct descendants and verifying their lineage, the famous portraits are recreated with painstaking attention to the smallest of details. From sourcing the period costumes and props to the authentic backgrounds. Drew then carefully analyses the lighting in each portrait and patiently recreates them using the latest lighting techniques. The end results often show startling resemblances to their forebears. The Project has been featured in The Smithsonian Magazine, National Geographic, The Times Saturday Magazine, The Washington Post, Business Insider, CNN, NBC and on the BBC World service and has been the subject of a Sky Arte documentary.