These pictures by photographer Rebecca Rütten made me laugh so much because she re-created Renaissance-era poses and still life paintings with people today and a whole lot of junk food. It’s a wonderful commentary on our culture and is pretty much what the Renaissance would look like, if it happened in 2015.
Rütten writes about her project, which she calls Contemporary Pieces:
During the conception of “Contemporary Pieces, “I became enamoured with the eroticism, presentation and charisma of paintings from the Renaissance Period. In the Late Renaissance, Italian and Dutch painters dealt with the middle and lower classes. In my opinion, Fast Food Culture represents these two social classes in the United States today. To eat healthy is expensive. However, one can buy large amounts of food at a fast food restaurant for a comparatively low price.
You can read more about her series here.
Rebecca Rütten is a photographer who also works under the name Becky Fuchs. She was born in Cologne, Germany and studied Communication Design BA at University of Applied Sciences Hamburg in Germany. You can follower her on her site, Tumblr or Instagram.
This is part of a series in which we are featuring futuristic and striking photography.