An Everyday Batman

Anna Tenne
4 min readSep 7, 2015

Almost every superhero is a loner. They are usually shunned by society at some point, carry some sort of psychological or parental issue and more often than not, wear pants that are too tight.

Despite all of that, they still try to make a difference in the world.

Batman the Dog-Sitter

As impractical as it may appear for us “every day” folk to become a superhero, it’s certainly not impossible. More than anything, it just takes will.

Law student by day, Batman on weekends, the Bay Area Hero wants to do his part to make a difference in the world.

Batman the Mechanic

“I want to become a living hero for the children in need of one, and to inspire others to do what is right in life and act selflessly.”

Although in general the Bay Area Hero does what he can to make a difference in the lives of the people around him, his main vision is to spread hope and promote strength in children who are suffering from life threatening medical conditions.

“Since the age of 3, Batman has been an inspirational hero for me, because, unlike other superheroes, he was ordinary and self-made. His only superpower was the strength of his mind and the will to act to make his world a better place through dedication, perseverance, and self-sacrifice.”

Batman the Good Citizen

We all know how easy it is to get caught up in our own every day life. Everyone has their own challenges, their own obstacles that they need to work through. Despite that, I wonder what the world would be like if we too found a little time to add a bit of light to someone else’s life?

If Batman didn’t have his bat-cave, loyal butler or million dollar inheritance, what would he do to make the world a better place?

A true hero doesn’t need to wear their underpants on the outside, have chiseled abs or even a weird giant hammer. To be a hero, all it takes is the desire to make a difference and the will to act, no matter how big or small your gestures may be.

Imagine if we too, could find the superhero within us…

Bay Area Hero and Photographer Anna Tenne

Thank you for reading!
Article and images by
Anna Tenne. Please email me if you know of other inspirational people and unique stories to capture!

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100% of profits will go to: BayKids Studios!
A non-profit organisation aimed at empowering children facing serious medical issues, allowing them to become the heroes of their own story and find healing through the art of film-making.

Lucas, also known as the Bay Area Hero, portrayed in all the images, is always on the lookout to spread hope and promote strength in children who are suffering from serious medical conditions. If you seek a visit from Batman, please reach out to him!

“To a fallen hero, a compassionate man, and an inspiration:
Lenny B. Robinson, your spirit lives on in the hearts of those whose lives you have touched, including mine.”

With respect and admiration, Bay Area Hero.

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