My Grandma's a Superhero! Meet Super Mamika

Well not really, but I bet my grandma can hold her own. This grandma, though, has got what it takes to dress up and pose as if she had superpowers. Last year, French photographer Sacha Goldberg released a set of photos featuring his Hungarian grandmother, Frederika, as a superhero ((Grandma’s Superhero Therapy)). Grandma Frederika, then 91 years old, was suffering from depression, and the artist grandson decided to help her through the tough times by conducting outrageous photo shoots. Not only did the therapy work, but Sacha’s work got tons attention, gaining him the admiration of people from all over the world.

This time, superhero grandma Mamika is back with a huge bang and a partner to boot. Mister Papika is Super Mamika’s suitor and boy, do they look awesome together!

A little background on Frederika, the real person behind Super Mamika…she was born 20 years before World War II. While she didn’t have a square inch of superhero uniform during the war, she did her own part in helping those that needed help the most. She saved the lives of 10 people, hiding Jewish people at her own risk. If that isn’t being a real life superhero, then I don’t know what is.

I love this photo of Super Mamika. The dark sky in the background combined with the playful aspect of blowing bubbles – brilliant!

And here’s another one with the duo relaxing. Isn’t that sweet?

Mister Papika “showing off”.

Even superheroes need to do mundane things such as ironing. I think Mister Papika needs a lesson or two in equality, though. ;)

Looking at those photos, it is easy to see how the “therapy” worked to Frederika’s advantage. Even a younger person would forget about depression if he underwent a similar therapy, don’t you think?

More fun photos at My Modern Met.

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