Monday, October 26, 2009

Superheroes in Old War Photos

Indonesia born photographer and illustrator Agan Harahap uses his Photoshop skills to insert pictures of some of our beloved superheroes like Spiderman, Superman and Batman into memorable political and wartime photos from the mid-20th century in his new project called “Superhero Photography”. Funny stuff.

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43 comments:

  1. lol. These are great. I love the superman one at the top.

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  2. Way to go on slagging off the guys who lost their lives in WW2 right coming up to armistice day. I'm glad your life is so easy.

    I'm all for comedic value of inserting superheroes where suitable, but perhaps not here and now.

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  3. I could see this working if the superheroes looked more candid, perhaps, or even if they just had the same graininess as the war photos. As it stands, they suck.

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  4. Man, you missed a golden opportunity! Captain America would have been perfect for these pics! The others don't really work as none of them were WW2 era superheros.

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  5. the idea ain't bad itself but in most of those pictures the heroes don't really fit in the story the photos are trying to tell. the picture with castro seems to be the only one that tells anything at all

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  6. I really don't understand the point of this. Ooooh. I photoshopped random superhero's (and darth vader, not sure why he's lumped in with superheros) into old photos. This sucks.

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  7. Ugh. Darth vader looks like he has one of those plastic swords you buy at KB Toys or something.

    The others look freaking awesome!

    http://www.traderbots.com

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  8. Darth Vadar is NOT a superhero!!!!

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  9. Now that I really think of it... didn't Darth Vader kill the emperor? He DID bring peace and justice to the galaxy after all and he died doing so. Just like the guys in World War 2.

    Sure. He was not saint, but neither were the soldiers in the WW2.

    Is there any point in these pictures? Of course there is. It shows the distinction between generations. New generation does not have the casual heroes. Nowadays you are more likely to get sued if you help someone - just dial 112 and let the guys handle the situation and off you go. We do need the heroes anyway. Heroes are needed because we want to be better than we are. We need role models. Either from real world or the fictious.

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    1. you really believe a fictional character is just like the real people in wwII? I am not sure you are connected to reality.

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  10. wow, you guys are crazy. taking it waaaay too seriously. this is funny.

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  11. I don't know, they come off cheap and ugly-looking. The Darth Vader image is inserted twice, and in both it's obvious his lightsaber is just a toy.

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  12. It shows the distinction between generations. New generation does not have the casual heroes. New generation need role models. Either from real world or the fictious.

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  13. There is a big difference in old generation heroes and new generation heroes.We do need the heroes anyway. Heroes are needed because we want to be better than we are. We need role models

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  14. Heroes are needed because we want to be better than we are. We need role models. It shows the distinction between generations.

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  15. It shows the distinction between generations. New generation does not have the casual heroes. Nowadays you are more likely to get sued if you help someone - just dial 112 and let the guys handle the situation and off you go. We do need the heroes anyway.

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  16. Captain America would have been perfect for these pics! The others don't really work as none of them were WW2 era superheros.

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  17. Couldn't you use a better superman then the dude from the newest one? Damn Dean Kane was better at superman then that guys was

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  18. old generation heroes and new generation heroes.We do need the heroes anyway, We need role models. It shows the distinction between generations.

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  19. I just wanders what was intention of those who named the towns.Bird-in-Hand and Paradise. Thanks for posting.

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  20. All that pics really surprised me that these all things wiil be happend by the photoshop
    .....The Title line for this is new heroes on that days

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  21. this was cool now lets bring old black and white photos into coloured one with the superheroes but what was the logic behind this havent got anyways it was good to see this all photos

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  22. great pictures specially the spider man one. amazing thought.

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  23. great pics. the superman looks very funny to me. well thanks for sharing this post. amazing. this is a very innovative thought.

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  24. loved this one a lot. the pics are too good to look and then think over it. really nice post. thank you for sharing.

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  25. the idea ain't bad itself but in most of those pictures the heroes don't really fit in the story the photos are trying to tell. the picture with castro seems to be the only one that tells anything at all

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  26. Superheroes in Old War Photos - amazing....looking very nice.

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  27. old war photos having Superheroes - I think this is nice and different concept.

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  28. Very nice post,I like the photographs.Nice job done by you.

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  29. New generation does not have the casual heroes.

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  30. well, spider man looks really hilarious there at the old war times.

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  31. real funny...the superman is looking damn amazing in the old wars...nice post.

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  32. Given the existence of the All-Star Squadron, this idea actually makes sense. Although none of Marvel's characters existed during WWII, and that's the wrong Flash. And I don't know how Darth Vader is even a superhero. But the thing is, pretty much every superhero who existed in the '40s (and there were A LOT) ended up fighting Nazis at one point or another. In light of that, this is a pretty amusing representation of "how it might have been".

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  33. Amazing snaps,superheroes in old war photos.I must say they are looking amazing.

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  34. Interesting idea - some of them are out fo place and Vader's saber should look better. The batman ones are cool though.

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  35. Batman as Forrest Gump.

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  36. Please give me name of photographer.... :)

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  37. Interesting post. I love the pictures.

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  38. no one finds it offensive that real people who fought and died in ww2 is trivialized by fake fictional characters? All those super heros are stupid in light of the real people the sacrificed their lives for our freedoms.

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  39. it's amazing!!!!! indonesian's photographer!!!!!!!!!

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