If Superheroes Were From The Elizabethan Age

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

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

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“Solider with helmet and shield in American colors.”

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

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“Portrait of a man in a mask with pointed ears.”

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

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“Portrait of the masked man with pointed ears’ squire.”

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

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“Woman in red and blue with diadem and lasso.”

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

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

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

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

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

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“Portrait of a man with very long nails.”

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

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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 jester with a dark smile.”

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“Masked man dressed in green with ring.”

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“Portait of a man wearing a gold armor.”

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

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“Portrait of an officer in a black helmet.”

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“Portrait of an officer in a white helmet.”

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“Portrait of a very hairy man.”

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Dan Dalton is a staff writer for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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