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If Superheroes Were From The Elizabethan Age

Alas, tis Sir Batman of Gotham, and his squire, Robin!.

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Sacha Goldberger is a Paris-based French photographer who has exhibited in galleries around the world.

"Solider with helmet and shield in American colors."
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"Solider with helmet and shield in American colors."

His latest project “Super-Flemish” interprets American heroes in the style of Flemish school painters.

"Portrait of a man in a mask with pointed ears."
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"Portrait of a man in a mask with pointed ears."

Using 17th century techniques of counterpointing light and shadow, the photographs cleverly illustrate the “nobility and fragility” of superheroes.

"Portrait of the masked man with pointed ears' squire."
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"Portrait of the masked man with pointed ears' squire."

Goldberger told BuzzFeed: “The superheroes often live their lives cloaked in anonymity. These portraits give them a chance to "fix" their narcissism denied.”

"Woman in red and blue with diadem and lasso."
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"Woman in red and blue with diadem and lasso."

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More than 110 people participated in the project, including 60 actors, 5 costume designers led by Jackie Tadeoni, 7 makeup artists, and 5 hairdressers.

"Portrait of a masked man with a spider embroidered on his chest."
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"Portrait of a masked man with a spider embroidered on his chest."

Casting director Elsa Felix and her team worked for 8 months to find the right actors.

"Portrait of a feline woman in black and her even more savage animal."
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"Portrait of a feline woman in black and her even more savage animal."

Digital image artists Pierrick Guenneugues and Sebastien Maillard then spent 3 months editing the photographs.

"Portrait of a man with very long nails."
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"Portrait of a man with very long nails."

The result is a stunning series of portraits whose subjects look eerily similar to their modern age counterparts.

"Portrait of a man wearing a S on his chest."
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"Portrait of a man wearing a S on his chest."

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"Portrait of a green man really brawny."
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"Portrait of a green man really brawny."

"Portrait of a jester with a dark smile."
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"Portrait of a jester with a dark smile."

"Masked man dressed in green with ring."
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"Masked man dressed in green with ring."

"Portait of a man wearing a gold armor."
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"Portait of a man wearing a gold armor."

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And it's not just superheroes, Goldberger's series also includes iconic Star Wars characters.

"Portrait of an officer in a black helmet."
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"Portrait of an officer in a black helmet."

"Portrait of an officer in a white helmet."
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"Portrait of an officer in a white helmet."

"Portrait of a very hairy man."
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"Portrait of a very hairy man."