Having worked on campaigns on behalf of advertising giants Saatchi & Saatchi, Leo Burnett and Ogilvy and Mather for the like of international brands such as Levis, Coca Cola and BMW, it’s photographer Freddy Fabris‘ own personal project that’s brought him widespread recognition.

Entitled ‘The Renaissance Series’, Fabris’ project recreates Renaissance-era paintings including Philippe de Champaigne’s ‘The Last Supper’ and Michaelangelo’s ‘The Creation of Adam’, fused together with auto mechanics from today’s modern world (inspiration he got after visiting a motor garage with a friend).

Speaking of the project Fabris states: “The Renaissance Series experience was the start of a new chapter in my personal work because it was mainly for myself,” he says. “It was something I always wanted to do. [The concept] had been done before, but I wanted to find a way of showing it from a different perspective that I hadn’t really seen done before.”

The photos are exquisitely intricate, from a technical and creative perspective. The craftsmanship involved is immediately visible and the content matter being a superior combination of dark humour.

You can view more of Fabris’ work here including his latest series, ‘1990’s Portrait Series‘ which, in the same theme as ‘The Renaissance Series’ puts 21st Century humans in 20th Century scenarios.

The Creation of Adam

The Anatomy Lesson

Renaissance Portrait 1

Renaissance Portrait 2


Renaissance Portrait 3

Renaissance Portrait 4

Renaissance Portrait 6