Photographer Giulia Pex has come up with the coolest Father Day's present ever. Her series "Dad, you are my favourite superhero" mixes drawing, illustration and photography to showcase her dad's alter egos as the Man of Steel or the Dark Knight.
The surprisingly effective and deceptively simple comic-book style portraits convey both affection and spur-of-the-moment spontaneity. With the possible exception of dad's characterization as Spiderman's nemesis, supervillain Dr. Octopus, that is.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Susana Martinez-Conde is a professor of opthalmology, neurology, and physiology and pharmacology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. She is author of the Prisma Prize-winning Sleights of Mind, along with Stephen L. Macknik and Sandra Blakeslee. Their forthcoming book, Champions of Illusion, will be published by Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux.