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Nicolas Silberfaden: Superheroes

Due to the current economic, social and cultural crisis in The United States of America today, I have decided to do a photographic project consisting of a series of studio portraits of superhero and celebrity impersonators that live and work in the city of Los Angeles. Most of them unemployed Americans, they decided to suit up with their costumes and hit the streets, animate parties and events in efforts to make ends meet. Making them pose in their costumes against a colorful backdrop, I ask them to manifest feelings of genuine sadness – honest emotions that are a consequence of our current times. The result is a somber, striking visual image that contradicts the iconic nature of strength and moral righteousness typical in American superhero and celebrity imagery. Creating the illusion that Superman does exist – that he too was fallible and affected by America’s downturn.

Nicolas Silberfaden
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06 Dec 2012 12:13:00
Son And Dad Nicolas and  Weston Cage

Weston Coppola Cage (born Weston Coppola on December 26, 1990) is the son of Nicolas Cage and Christina Fulton. Weston appeared in Cage's film Lord of War as Vladimir, a young Ukrainian mechanic who quickly disarms a Mil Mi-24 helicopter. He also appeared in the vampire film Raven in 2009 and was featured on the soundtrack for the film Drive Angry.

Weston is lead singer of black metal bands Eyes of Noctum and Arsh Anubis (With the moroccan bass player Soufiane Elyamouni "Apophis" n the Egyptian Guitar player Alhussain Sherif "Izund" ). He has also created a comic book with his father, Nicolas Cage, called Voodoo Child, which was published by Virgin Comics in 2007.
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09 Jan 2013 13:30:00
Demonstrators help a fellow protester during clashes with security forces during an opposition rally in Caracas, Venezuela on April 4, 2017. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

Demonstrators help a fellow protester during clashes with security forces during an opposition rally in Caracas, Venezuela on April 4, 2017. Protesters clashed with police in Venezuela Tuesday as the opposition mobilized against moves to tighten President Nicolas Maduro' s grip on power. Protesters hurled stones at riot police who fired tear gas as they blocked the demonstrators from advancing through central Caracas, where pro- government activists were also planning to march. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)
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05 Apr 2017 09:24:00
Anoura Geoffroy’s tailless bat by Nicolas Reusens. The Perfect Moment category; Adult runner up. (Photo by Nicolas Reusens/ZSL Animal Photography Prize 2015)

Attracting more than 450 entries from around the world, the winners are selected by a panel of expert judges including ZSL honorary conservation fellow and television presenter Kate Humble, and renowned ornithologist Bill Oddie. Here: Anoura Geoffroy’s tailless bat by Nicolas Reusens. The Perfect Moment category; Adult runner up. (Photo by Nicolas Reusens/ZSL Animal Photography Prize 2015)
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22 Nov 2015 08:04:00
People look at a Christmas tree decorated with colourful lights at a residential compound in beijing on December 8, 2017. (Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP Photo)

People look at a Christmas tree decorated with colourful lights at a residential compound in Beijing on December 8, 2017. (Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP Photo)
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22 Dec 2017 07:59:00
A demonstrator catches fire during clashes with riot police within a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on May 3, 2017. Venezuela's angry opposition rallied Wednesday vowing huge street protests against President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution and accusing him of dodging elections to cling to power despite deadly unrest. (Photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP Photo)

A demonstrator catches fire during clashes with riot police within a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on May 3, 2017. Venezuela's angry opposition rallied Wednesday vowing huge street protests against President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution and accusing him of dodging elections to cling to power despite deadly unrest. (Photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP Photo)
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20 Jan 2018 07:09:00
A student shouts slogans against Venezuelan President Nicola Maduro during a protest on the main highway in Caracas on March 30, 2017. Venezuela' s Supreme Court took over legislative powers Wednesday from the opposition- majority National Assembly, whose speaker accused leftist President Nicolas Maduro of staging a “coup”. (Photo by Juan Barreto/AFP Photo)

A student shouts slogans against Venezuelan President Nicola Maduro during a protest on the main highway in Caracas on March 30, 2017. Venezuela' s Supreme Court took over legislative powers Wednesday from the opposition- majority National Assembly, whose speaker accused leftist President Nicolas Maduro of staging a “coup”. (Photo by Juan Barreto/AFP Photo)
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01 Apr 2017 10:49:00
A reindeer is seen as people visit ice sculptures illuminated by coloured lights at the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival to celebrate the new year in Harbin on January 4, 2017. (Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP Photo)

A reindeer is seen as people visit ice sculptures illuminated by coloured lights at the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival to celebrate the new year in Harbin on January 4, 2017. (Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP Photo)
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05 Jan 2017 13:25:00