Martin Beck’s Superheroes Aren’t Who You’d Expect

Martin Beck Superheroes Photography

Source: Daily Mail

Close your eyes for a moment and picture a superhero. If you’re anything like me, you probably didn’t imagine a mechanic working on a car or a pregnant woman chowing down on a dozen doughnuts. Instead, you likely envisioned a strong, fit individual—most likely a white male—in a Marvel-inspired costume that lacked a single stain or wrinkle.

It was this exact, immaculately-composed superhero ideal that photographer Martin Beck wanted to dismantle when he came up with the idea for “We Can Be Heroes”. In the gallery below, each photo portrays someone ordinary–it could be your local grocer or an elderly couple slumped into the couch–in superhero garb that’s worn and dirty:

In addition to capturing the Hulk in a speedo, Martin Beck is a Scottish and South African photographer who has a hand in many different industries: fashion, music, art, and rock ‘n’ roll, to name a few. While he’s worked with companies like Bloomingdales and Harpers India, it’s the amusing and motivational photo series like “We Can Be Heroes” that has really catapulted him into Internet stardom.

Whether they’re ironing clothes or having tea on the couch, Beck’s superheros often find themselves in mundane routines that catch viewers off guard. These juxtapositions give the entire series a light, playful feel, while also underscoring the truth that all of us, in our own way, can and do save lives. According to Beck, “Everyone is a superhero.”

99 Deep Quotes About Life From Mankind’s Greatest Minds And Personalities

From love to leadership to achieving your ambitions, read these deep quotes about life from some of the most prolific thinkers and innovators in human history:

Thank you to Goodreads, Brainy Quote, and us for the quotes above. And if you enjoyed these deep quotes about life, check out All That Is Interesting’s other posts on inspirational quotes and Bruce Lee quotes that will change your outlook on life!

33 Magical Cinemagraphs That Will Leave You Entranced

Blending static images with motion, cinemagraphs are animated GIFs that bring out the serenity in otherwise chaotic scenes. Today, we look at thirty-three of our favorite cinemagraphs that will entrance you with their quiet yet mesmerizing beauty:

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India’s Holi Festival Paints The City In An Explosion Of Color

Spring has its fair share of holidays and festivities—St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Chinese New Year—yet no event captures the vibrancy and color of the changing seasons like Holi, India’s magical “festival of color.” The Holi festival takes place each year after the full moon in March (though some regions celebrate earlier). While the event’s meaning has changed over the centuries, it is generally thought to mark the end of winter and welcome the arrival of spring.

Holi Festival in Mumbai

Source: Voices

Vibrant Holi Traditions

Source: Holi Fusion


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