Super Mamika: Granny turned into a superhero

275x250.jpg A French photographer has transformed his 91-year-old granny into a spandex  and cape-wearing superhero for a stunning set of images.

Sacha Goldberger came up with the idea as a way of spending more time with his Hungarian-born grandmother who was showing signs of depression.

But the subsequent images -- which feature her scaling building and lifting cars --  have become an online hit and turned Frederika into something of a star.

Goldberger uses a mixture of studio techniques and photo manipulation to create the images… though we are assured she really was flying in the treadmill image.
275x250.jpg Speaking of the images Goldberger said: "It started as a way for us to spend time together. We have always been very close and she would often stay with me. I was wondering how to find a way to be with her and make her happy.

"The first pictures were of her wearing a red helmet with a white star on it. I asked her to put it on and she started to pose. I told her she was great."

"We looked on the computer and the people saying she was fantastic. One person even said that they wished their grandmother was like her. Now, every day she asks when we are going to do some more pictures."

Far from being lonely, Frederika is now used to being the centre of attention - a team of about 12 people work on each photo session, tending to her make-up, costumes and poses.

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