Nicolas Silberfaden Photography Born in 1982 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lives in Los Angeles, United States.
Project DescriptionUntitled Superhero Project (working title) is the first chapter of a portrait series dealing with the American Recession. Due to the current economic, social and cultural crisis in The United States of America today, I have decided to do a photographic project consisting of a series of studio portraits of superhero impersonators that live and work in the city of Los Angeles. Making them pose in their costumes against a colorful backdrop, I ask them to manifest feelings of genuine sadness – honest emotions that are a consequence of our current times. The result is a somber, striking visual image that contradicts the iconic nature of strength and moral righteousness typical in American superhero imagery. Creating the illusion that Superman does exist – that he too was fallible and affected by America’s downturn.
Exhibitions (Excerpt)2009, New Life Festivals, Copenhagen, Denmark
2008, Consuming Kids, International Center of Photography Education Gallery, New York, USA
2008, Painted Bride Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
2008, Amerika II, International Center of Photography, New York, USA
2008, New Life Visuals, New Life Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Wall Street Journal
D Magazine (Italy)
British Journal of Photography
Big City (Russia)
La Nacion (Argentina)
ADN Magazine (Argentina)
The Photo Review