A New York photographer has hilariously reimagined Renaissance paintings using auto mechanics he met from the Midwest as his subjects.
Freddy Fabris, who was born in New York and raised in Buenos Aires, has spent 16 years in the advertising industry photographing people, cars and conceptual campaigns.
His recent work on the Renaissance series was a long-time goal of Fabris’s to pay homage to the great artists of the movement.
Fabris wrote on the Huffington Post:
“I wanted to respect the look and feel of the originals, but needed to come up with a conceptual twist that would create a new layer to the original. To take them out of their original context, yet maintain their essence.”
The task of translating painting into photography was a challenge he was eager to take on. He was inspired to do the photoshoot after coming across an old Midwest car shop.
His series of Renaissance paintings include photographic recreations of the famous “The Last Supper” painting by Leonardo da Vinci, “The Anatomy Lesson” by Rembrandt, and “The Creation of Adam” by Michelangelo.