Photographer Captures The Lonely Existence Of Superheroes

With great power comes great loneliness.

1. French photographer Benoit Lapray has created a stunning series of shots showing superheroes looking vulnerable and lonely.

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2. The images show well-known comic book characters alone in stunning sceneries.

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3. The pictures seem to show the superheroes contemplating their lives or maybe enjoying a quiet escape from saving the world.

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4. Lapray is quoted as saying: “Perhaps they are quite simply on a quest to find themselves?”

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5. The project, entitled “The Quest for Absolute”, took the French photographer four years to complete.

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6. To create the shots, Lapray shot people dressed up as superheroes on location or in a studio.

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7. For some he also photoshopped in figurines.

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8. Or took images from Hollywood films.

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9. Superman is the most photographed superhero in the series.

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With the Man of Steel’s isolated existence highlighted against the dramatic landscapes.

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10. The full set of images is available to view on Lapray’s Facebook page.

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11. With the rest of his work displayed on his website.

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Richard James is the UK news editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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