US-based photographer Freddy Fabris has paid homage to the great Renaissance master painters using his camera instead of a brush. This unique tribute—aptly called The Renaissance Series—fuses contemporary culture with the dramatic styling of the original portraits.
For Fabris, translating the paintings into photographs was a welcome challenge. “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,” he wrote on Huffington Post. “By chance I came across an old Midwest car shop that triggered this series, the place screamed for something to be shot there, and slowly but steadily ideas started to fall into place.” Fabris was successful in his transformation—although the mechanics represent a completely different time period, we instantly recognize their artistic influence.