Gritty, Humorous Photo Series Celebrates the Superhero in All of Us

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - 2:51PM
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Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - 2:51PM
Gritty, Humorous Photo Series Celebrates the Superhero in All of Us
Superheroes can be frustrating, as they're often portrayed as unrealistically beautiful, not to mention perpetually dignified, to the point that they're no longer relatable to the average person. Now, We Can Be Heroes, a gritty new photo series with a humorous bent from Dubai-based photographer Martin Beck, celebrates the superhero in the people you meet every day. "My Heroes are regular people not restricted by race, religion, or beliefs. They live among us, they surround us, they are everywhere. Everyone is a superhero."

Gritty, Humorous Photo Series Celebrates the Superhero in All of Us

[Credit: Martin Beck Photography]



Gritty, Humorous Photo Series Celebrates the Superhero in All of Us

[Credit: Martin Beck Photography]



Beck wrote in his official description of the project: "The subject matter are the folks who feel they didn't quite make it at superhero school and are, like most of us, living their lives, doing their day-to-day chores, trying to make a happy life while providing for their loved ones. Along with this gritty and humorous-laden style of photography, there is a very important message too. When we think of superheroes, we think of perfect bodies and beautiful faces achieving unbelievable feats. These are the people we idealise as characters that can do no wrong and only seem to exist in our daydreams. This project tries to humanise superheroes. Despite our flaws and failures, each of us, in our own way, can be heroes to our family, our friends and our colleagues, and we all have to the potential to help others."

Gritty, Humorous Photo Series Celebrates the Superhero in All of Us

[Credit: Martin Beck Photography]



Gritty, Humorous Photo Series Celebrates the Superhero in All of Us

[Credit: Martin Beck Photography]



The series consisted of twenty wonderfully hilarious portraits, all of which were on sale at Middle East Film & Comic Con from April 9-11 of this year, but any of them strike your fancy, you can still contact Beck for prices. 

Gritty, Humorous Photo Series Celebrates the Superhero in All of Us

[Credit: Martin Beck Photography]



Gritty, Humorous Photo Series Celebrates the Superhero in All of Us

[Credit: Martin Beck Photography]



Gritty, Humorous Photo Series Celebrates the Superhero in All of Us

[Credit: Martin Beck Photography]



Gritty, Humorous Photo Series Celebrates the Superhero in All of Us

[Credit: Martin Beck Photography]



Gritty, Humorous Photo Series Celebrates the Superhero in All of Us

[Credit: Martin Beck Photography]



Gritty, Humorous Photo Series Celebrates the Superhero in All of Us

[Credit: Martin Beck Photography]



Gritty, Humorous Photo Series Celebrates the Superhero in All of Us

[Credit: Martin Beck Photography]



Gritty, Humorous Photo Series Celebrates the Superhero in All of Us

[Credit: Martin Beck Photography]



Gritty, Humorous Photo Series Celebrates the Superhero in All of Us

[Credit: Martin Beck Photography]



Gritty, Humorous Photo Series Celebrates the Superhero in All of Us

[Credit: Martin Beck Photography]



Gritty, Humorous Photo Series Celebrates the Superhero in All of Us

[Credit: Martin Beck Photography]



Gritty, Humorous Photo Series Celebrates the Superhero in All of Us

[Credit: Martin Beck Photography]



Gritty, Humorous Photo Series Celebrates the Superhero in All of Us

[Credit: Martin Beck Photography]



Gritty, Humorous Photo Series Celebrates the Superhero in All of Us

[Credit: Martin Beck Photography]



Gritty, Humorous Photo Series Celebrates the Superhero in All of Us

[Credit: Martin Beck Photography]



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