Portraits of Sad Superhero, Character & Celebrity Impersonators

Superman

For his 2011 Impersonators project, Argentinean-born photographer Nicolas Silberfaden asked superhero, character and celebrity impersonators that live and work in Los Angeles, California to “manifest feelings of genuine sadness” as a way to reflect on the “current economic, social and cultural crisis in The United States of America today…” He describes the resulting portraits as a “somber, striking visual image that contradicts the iconic nature of strength and moral righteousness typical in American superhero and celebrity imagery.” The entire collection of Impersonators images are available to view at his website.

Batgirl

Batgirl

Ariel

Ariel

Indiana Jones

Indiana

Marilyn

Marilyn

Elvis

Elvis

Rambo

Rambo

photos by Nicolas Silberfaden

via Society for the Advancement of Despair and Flavorwire

Written by Rusty Blazenhoff

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