Photographer Transforms Modern Mechanics Into Renaissance Art
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Searching for a way to pay tribute to some of his favorite classical artists, Freddy Fabris was inspired in a most unusual way: a casual visit to a car repair shop.
“I wanted to respect the look and feel of the [original Renaissance masters], but needed to come up with a conceptual twist that would create a new layer to the original,” Fabris wrote in the Huffington Post. “To take them out of their original context, yet maintain their essence. By chance I came across an old Midwest car shop that triggered this series.”
The series is a stunning collection of portraits, still-lifes, and set pieces depicting the dark, greased world of a mechanic’s shop in the classic guise of The Last Supper by Phillipe de Champaigne, The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo, The Anatomy Lesson by Rembrandt, as well as other Rembrandt-inspired portraits.
Fabris’ meticulously crafted collection didn’t go unnoticed. The photos were awarded the 1st place International Color Award, the One Eyeland Silver Award, and an APA Conceptual Award, reports This Is Colossal.
Currently, the Renaissance Series is being exhibited in the Vogelsang Gallery (Brussels), Urbane Art Gallery (Edinburgh), Art Wynwood Miami, and AAF London. Limited-edition prints are also available at FabrisPhoto.com.
Check out more of Fabris’ work below and in the pages ahead.