Auto Mechanics Recreate Renaissance Paintings

Photographer Freddy Fabris had always wanted to pay homage to the Renaissance masters with his photos in some way, but he wasn’t sure how until he stumbled upon an auto-mechanic shop in the Midwest. This led to a brilliant series of funny portraits with auto mechanics.

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  1. Pappy Kirby November 9, 2019

    Brilliant! Simply brilliant!

  2. ron November 9, 2019

    not enough dirt. I mean to be authentic.

  3. Gerard Plourde November 9, 2019

    Are prints available?

  4. Anonymous November 10, 2019

    These are fabulous!!

  5. Art muse November 11, 2019

    Well done, master.

  6. A hospice nurse November 11, 2019

    Genius. The lighting, facial expressions and composition are perfection.
    These deserve a showing and a book. Real people, real art.

  7. Anonymous November 11, 2019

    Stunning photos… Beautiful richness to each.

  8. Gamer November 11, 2019

    So well done! They got the poses and the expressions just right!

  9. Anonymous November 11, 2019

    absolutely brilliant!

  10. KGBrown November 11, 2019

    Love it!!!!!

  11. Anonymous November 11, 2019

    great but this is why you car is never ready when they say it will be.

  12. Anonymous November 12, 2019

    these are amazing…

  13. Mary Spisak November 12, 2019

    These photos would make a great calendar.

  14. Anonymous November 13, 2019

    Brilliant.Love the still life’s as well.

  15. Susan November 13, 2019

    Magnificent!!!

  16. Tony Harty November 13, 2019

    Love it, really love it all.

  17. joyiel November 13, 2019

    mechanics rule!!

  18. Anonymous November 14, 2019

    Cleverly done!

  19. Anonymous November 14, 2019

    Wonderful!! Are they published in a book format yet? I want to give them to my awesome garage people!!

  20. Paul November 14, 2019

    The glory of grease. Great!

  21. Mikel November 14, 2019

    Beautiful photos. The calendar idea is great. Make it a Pirelli calendar for a change.

  22. Lois Shingler November 14, 2019

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I love the photos.

  23. Jim Schuman November 14, 2019

    Should have posted the originals for comparison. Just saying.

  24. elise November 14, 2019

    what were the originals??

  25. Katrina Frape November 15, 2019

    I love these photographs. They remind me of paintings in Dutch Art Galleries. They’re beautiful!

  26. Mae Stroshane November 15, 2019

    I laughed til I cried. These are brilliant!

  27. S Pick- artist November 16, 2019

    I love these. Makes me want to paint them. They should definitely be put in book or calendar format. Need to have a showing!

  28. Anonymous November 16, 2019

    Genius!

  29. Anonymous November 16, 2019

    Some one stayed awake many evenings to come up with these “Masters”!

  30. Dean November 16, 2019

    So the wrench is mightier than the brush…

  31. Anonymous November 16, 2019

    Wonderful!

  32. JillieD November 16, 2019

    Brilliant. Brilliant. Brilliant. Are they being displayed in a gallery? I love the light, the faces, the poses. These guys did a great job. I want one!

  33. Anonymous November 16, 2019

    Sad and useless, I think not!

  34. Anonymous November 17, 2019

    Wow! Fantastic!

  35. Anonymous November 17, 2019

    Absolutely Fantastic!!!

  36. Maureen S November 17, 2019

    Beautifully done and very ingenious!

  37. ccwartist@aol.com November 17, 2019

    Skillfully done. Subject?

  38. JAH November 17, 2019

    Please provide a list of names of the original works, if possible, so less artistically knowledgeable folks can go compare

  39. Cathryn Cade November 17, 2019

    I would buy prints. Love these.

  40. Michael J November 18, 2019

    As Pappy Kirby said – absolutely brilliant.

  41. Anonymous November 18, 2019

    Beautifully done, and may I say, by very handsome men!

  42. Northey Thing November 18, 2019

    The light is astounding. Everything is extremely well done. And I agree with previous comment : very handsome guys !

  43. Anonymous November 18, 2019

    Pair with originals!

  44. Magdalena November 18, 2019

    Aren’t these photographs just amazing! And those faces! Strong, characterful, handsome! I wonder how often we just don’t notice beauty until it is taken out of its context.

  45. Anonymous November 18, 2019

    Yes, pair with originals! Absolutely fabulous.

  46. Anonymous November 18, 2019

    Irreverant jerks

  47. Anonymous November 19, 2019

    Love these !!!
    Keep up the wonderful, not irreverent, work!

  48. Pronto muffler November 19, 2019

    If those guys are real mechanics I’m Brad Pitt.

  49. Anonymous November 19, 2019

    Absolutely fantastic photos.

  50. Counselor Ron November 19, 2019

    Fantastic and fun, something we all need right now. Thank you.

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