“Traditional 80′s Sears photo.”
“My mom wanted my sister and I to sit for a family picture. When I was little, I always wanted to wear my hair in a fountain ponytail. Apparently, my hair was disagreeing with what my mom wanted it to look like so she chose to grab a brush and try and fix it. The end result was the beautiful fountain on the little girl in pink.”
(submitted by Hailey in Canada)
“The title of this picture refers to not only those HIDEOUS, flowery, matching skirts our mother forced us to wear, but also to us. I mean, look at us! We were certainly ugly ducks back then. My sister’s hair is pulled back in the tightest french braid possible, as you can tell by the look on her face, behind her gigantic glasses, all while I’m sporting that rather awesome “Dorothy Hamill” haircut. Props to our mother for picking out these flower skirts that look like a garden threw up on us! I’m still amazed that she actually bought the pictures…and these skirts. Thanks mom, really, we owe it all to you!!!”
(submitted by Kimberly)
Photographer Martin Beck challenges the stereotype of Superheroes revealing them not as over-the-top comic book characters but rather as the normal everyday people around us. The “We Can Be Heroes” photographic series will be exhibited at the Middle East Film and now showing at Comic Con (MEFCC) from April 9th to 11th, 2015.