Photographer Freddy Fabris recreated Old Master paintings with a cast of car mechanics — and it’s so good!

Jamie Edwards

Stumbled across this online and think it’s great. Photographer Freddy Fabris decided to recreate a series of Old Master paintings as photographs, and in the place of Christ, disciples eating bread, seventeenth-century anatomists, etc., he used car mechanics from a garage in America’s Midwest. As Fabris explained to Huffpost:

For many years I wanted to pay homage the great Renaissance masters. 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. To take them out of their original context, yet maintain their essence.

I’ve selected a few of my favourites below, and reproduced them alongside the original work that inspired Fabris; you can view the whole series here.

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Fabris, Anatomy Lesson (from The Renaissance Series)

 

Rembrandt Tulp
Rembrandt van Rijn, Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp,1632; The Hague

 

Fabris Creation
Fabris, Creation of Adam (from The Renaissance Series)
Michelangelo Creation
Michelangelo Buonarroti, Creation of Adam (from the Sistine Chapel Ceiling)

 

Fabris Rembrandt
Fabris, Rembrandt-esque Portrait (from The Renaissance Series)
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Rembrandt, Portrait of Johannes Wtenbogaert, 1633; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

 

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