Agan Harahap’s Superhero is one of those works on which I sometimes stumble upon and that are simply awesome. No other words to describe them properly.
Today I found his works (visit his blog here). He is young Indonesian photographer who had the genial idea of manipulating historical photos of the Second World War inserting superheroes into them.
A simple idea, realized with supreme technique. Check them out:
Agan Harahap – Superhero Images
I am sure that people will start analyzing these photos and find a deeper message in what the photographer has done here. Although I have studied aesthetics and should be able to such an analysis, I am more keen to say that he has had a great idea. In the end, some of these characters made their appearance during world war II (think of Captain America) and placing them within the pictures seems just so right. My personal favorite is the one of Omaha Beach. The At-At walkers from Start Wars fit the photo so well. But then the question: are they on the Allied side or the Axis?
The photographer/designer also sports a nice portfolio on Flickr that you should run and check out.
Useless to say, all photos present on these page are by Agan Harahap.