Artist Reimagines Superheroes as 16th Century Paintings

One day when struggling with an extended creative block, photographer Sacha Goldberger asked himself “what would it look like if Superman was born in the 16th century? What if the Hulk was a Duke?”

With this, Sacha’s block was broken and his playful new series Super Flemish was born.

According to the artist, the whole project took him over two years to complete with a year-and-a-half going towards preparation and the rest for retouching and creating prints. Twelve people were involved with the make-up, hair and special effects. Five costume designers made outfits specifically for this occasion. “Lots of the job was done before and during the shoot,” says Goldberer. “Pierrick and Sebastian, my digital retouchers, helped me to get the precision and the perfection I was looking for in this series.”

Just how much fun did he have creating these images? “All of it was incredible, it was like a dream come true,” he said. “When you see the Hulk in front of you and you ask him to look romantic, it’s crazy. The Joker was also very impressive. He endured three hours of make-up and started to act like Heath Ledger in the movie, The Dark Knight.”



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