Photographer Freddy Fabris always knew he wanted to find some innovative way to recreate the paintings of the Renaissance masters but he didn’t know exactly how to do it until he came upon an auto-mechanic shop in the Midwest. Somehow, observing the mechanics gave him the idea of shooting a series of portraits reenacting the painting he loves.
“Translating painting into photography was a challenge I looked forward to. 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.” – Freddy Fabris for Huffington Post
These are some very game auto mechanics! The portraits are lovely and a little funny at the same time. It’s pretty remarkable how Fabris managed to successfully recreate the paintings. His use of light is especially skillful.