Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Collection of Sad Superheroes

I am not quite sure what to make of this, but art is art especially when it comes to anything superhero related.

These tearful superheroes are photographer Nicolas Silberfaden’s latest art project, as he attempts to depict “a sombre, striking visual image that contradicts the iconic nature of strength and moral righteousness typical in American superhero imagery.”

BJP-Online has a nice writeup about Nicolas Silberfaden, who recently gained attention photographing paparazzi by pretending to be one.

Now he’s showing the sad side of superheroes as way to portray the tough economic times that America is facing.

“Making the subjects pose in their costumes against a colourful backdrop, I ask them to manifest feelings of genuine sadness – honest emotions that are a consequence of our current times. Creating the illusion that Superman does exist – that he too was fallible and affected by America’s traumatic downturn.”

Source: mydisguises


  1. a lot of these were sad in two ways. Spiderman is giving the look of why would you do that.

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