Maisie Broadhead is a thirty-two-year-old photographer from England who became known for her modern take on historical pictures. For her 2012 exhibition at the National Gallery, London, the artist transformed a model into Lady Elizabeth Eastlake from an 1844 photograph taken by Hill & Adamson. Broadhead turned an empty room into a perfect replica of the nineteenth-century setting, making spectators feel like they had travelled back in time. Here are ten mesmerizing photos from the session – which was also recorded as a time-lapse video – that show how Broadhead literally brought the photo to life.
Side By Side
A comparison of the two photographs, Broadhead's and the original, showcases the modern artist's exquisite attention to detail. There are few differences between the two.
Beginning The Process
To create the time-lapse video, Broadhead worked with filmmaker Jack Cole. Along with a team, they set up the model and transformed the empty room into their time-machine.