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Marvel takes action with photographer Bo Bridges

Marvel Universe Heroes and Villains captured in photo-real limited edition fine art.

Marvel Entertainment has teamed with action photographer Bo Bridges to create a line of limited edition fine art and wall art, bringing some iconic superheroes and villains into Bo’s photographs.

Bo is best known for capturing some of the most difficult action shots in the industry, with his work also including movie posters for the Mission Impossible franchise that had him hanging out of an airplane with Tom Cruise at 180mph, plus shots of big wave surfers such as Laird Hamilton.

This is the first time Marvel has partnered with an artist to create photo-real artwork that takes its characters off the pages of comic books and into the real world.

Instead of swinging through the streets of New York on the 2D comic book page, Bo has found a way to capture Marvel characters in real world environments from a true photographer lens, with all the depth and dimension of the surroundings to match that of the Marvel characters.

His first collection – called Hidden Heroes – features Marvel characters hidden within his photos.

The characters have been placed in environments that are true to their origin, history, superpowers or personality. For example, Spider-Man hides in the shadows ready to save the day as a skateboarder flies overhead, unknowingly in Venom’s territory, while Black Panther Mountain is revealed through the fog of a moody shot taken as a thunderstorm looms in the distance.

The collection will also feature Captain America, The Hulk, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Rocket Raccoon, Groot and Thor among others.

“We loved the idea of the characters being hidden in the images, almost like Easter eggs,” said Bo. “Not only does trying to find them serve as a conversation starter, but their more subtle placement allows for a more sophisticated piece that can serve as the focal point of a home or office, while still nodding to the owner’s love of Marvel.”

The collection launched earlier this month at the X-Games in Minneapolis, while there will be an event at Bo’s gallery in Manhattan Beach, California on September 22 to celebrate the unveiling of the full physical collection.

The range includes posters, fine art paper prints and MX tires, surf and skateboards that can be mounted as wall art.

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