Sunday, November 30, 2014

Super Flamands - How Would Superheroes Have Looked in the 16th Century?

Posted by Dovas on BoredPanda
November 17, 2014

French photographer Sacha Goldberger has created a quirky photo series that perfectly expresses the timeless quality of some of our favorite superheroes and villains – by re-imagining them as 16th-century Flemish portrait models.

What if Superman was born in the sixteenth century? 
What if the Hulk was a Duke? 
How might Van Eyck have portrayed Snow White? 

Goldberger — known best perhaps for his superhero photos of his grandmother — set out to answer these questions about two years ago. 24 months later, with the help of about 110 people, he managed it.

One of the most striking things about the “Super Flamands” photo series, other than the brilliant idea itself, is the fact that it isn’t Photoshopped (though we aren’t sure about Yoda). Those super-hero costumes, which manage to stay faithful both to the hero and to the historical period, are real, and so are the heroic look-alike models wearing them. Judging by the credits for the project and by Goldberger’s photos of the exhibit, this was a massive undertaking!

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