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.

Benoit Lapray

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

Benoit Lapray

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

Benoit Lapray

Benoit Lapray

 

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

Benoit Lapray

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

Benoit Lapray

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

Benoit Lapray

7. For some he also photoshopped in figurines.

Benoit Lapray

8. Or took images from Hollywood films.

Benoit Lapray

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

Benoit Lapray

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

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

Benoit Lapray

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

Benoit Lapray

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