Fallen Superheroes by Eric Curtis is Both Dark and Charming

 - Jun 4, 2012
References: ericcurtisphoto & io9
Eric Curtis doesn't waste time trying to capture Batman or Spiderman in action, they've been in the spotlight enough. Curtis's photography focuses on those who haven't stood the test of time so well.

'The Fallen Superheroes' is a collection of photographs displaying those who were once proud masked vigilantes coming to terms with the harsh realities of day-to-day existence. The juxtaposition between superhero couture and everyday mundanity creates a compelling parallel between what people label as heroic.

The range of pictures shifts from the absurd and comical to the depressing and bizarre. While a super heroine turned prostitute is far from flattering, a caped vigilante doing his dishes possesses a subtle charm far from anything that would be offered by the likes of Superman.