Classic Paintings Recreated with Modern Twist
Auto Mechanics Pose as Masters’ Paintings
Check out how these mechanics and garages were transformed into works of art:
Like this modern rendition of Leonardo Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper”, photographer Freddy Fabris has positioned auto mechanics in their garage in recreations of Renaissance masters.
These are photos, and this is a site about paintings, so why are we talking about them here?
First, they are pretty awesome. Updated versions of classic paintings: working men of today posed in the style of the great masters.
Whether da Vinci, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, these are instantly recognizable. Even with the coveralls and ramen noodles and significant changes to the composition. After all, it was not about recreating the picture image for image. It was about honoring the Masters and capturing the feeling of the works.
In that, we believe he succeeded. And these photos feel rich enough to be paintings!
“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.”
Working in advertising for 16 years, Freddy Fabris long wanted to create work that honored the Renaissance masters.
Fabris was raised in Buenos Aires, but was born in New York.
Thanks to Martynas Klimas on deMilked for the original article
Photos from Freddy Fabris