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Photographer documents real-life superheroes in portrait series

we the people

Superhero comics are typically about good versus evil, and a growing number of people are taking those lessons to heart — and to the streets — as honest-to-goodness superheroes. Los Angeles photographer Dean Bradshaw has captured some of them in a new series titled “Real Life Superheroes.”

This photo set features heroes like Nevada’s We The People (above) and 18 others, many of whom are based in California. Eighteen of these are new creations dreamed up by the hero, with only one — Chicago’s Moon Knight — taking his name and design from an existing character. Here’s a selection of some of the portraits, but visit Bradshaw’s site to see all of them.












Wow. Some of these are legitimately badass.

One or two of those look like straight-up villains. Gargoyles Face is pretty, though.

Pretty cool, rather.

Golden Gremlin

March 26, 2014 at 4:53 pm

I guess dreams do come true!

Look! Up in the sky! It’s Needstogetlaidmore Man!

Where’s Phoniex Jones and the rest of the Raincity Superheros?

Mystic Thickness

March 27, 2014 at 8:50 am

Those were all awesome, except the women. No mask, no cool costume, nothing but a glare at the camera man.

I’m a super hero

lets be honest if you saw any of these cats walking down the street you’d be intimidated. and Needstogetlaidmore Man is the most dangerous of them all.

You know, I recall a time when people being even moderately civic minded didn’t require elaborate cosplay.

They certainly look like the real superheroes. A couple rather look like hybrids of humans and robots.

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