Now that smartphones are everywhere and people are constantly taking pictures, some get the silly idea they’ve become photographers, so when you come across work like this, it quickly becomes apparent, taking great photos requires something more, a lot more, things like creativity and actual photographic skill.
Freddy Fabris is a photographer for the advertising industry who decided to duplicate the art of the Renaissance masters with photographs, but using auto mechanics as his subjects. Did he succeed? You decide. I think this is fantastic work.
I came across a photo gallery of this sort years ago when I saw the work of Bill Gekas, who photographed his young daughter in settings reminiscent of old paintings. This work by Freddy Fabris using auto mechanics really appealed to me. He needs to make a calendar of these photos, seriously, or a coffee table book. Be sure to follow the links to see more.