benoit lapray imagines the secret, solitary lives of superheroes
 
benoit lapray imagines the secret, solitary lives of superheroes benoit lapray imagines the secret, solitary lives of superheroes
jan 21, 2015

benoit lapray imagines the secret, solitary lives of superheroes

benoit lapray imagines the secret, solitary lives of superheroes
all images courtesy of benoit lapray

 

 

 

with his series of portraits, paris-based artist benoit lapray asks ‘what do our comic book heroes do when they are not face to face with the enemy, or trying to save the life of a person in distress?’

 

set against natural landscapes and picturesque panoramas, superheroes in ‘the quest for the absolute’ series contemplate their surroundings, alone in vast spaces surrounded by nothing else but nature. momentarily withdrawn from civilization, the characters seem extraordinarily out-of-place on their own, without a crowd of civilians to save, or some urban, dystopian setting in the background. lapray captures the moment during which these famous vigilantes are not actually part of any action, and instead presents them as lonely beings who are seemingly on quest to find themselves. in the series, the viewer is left to figure out if the figures are lonesome in their companionless state, or merely enjoying a day off from their demanding daily duties.

benoit lapray imagines the secret, solitary lives of superheroes
batman contemplates in a deserted cave dwelling

benoit lapray imagines the secret, solitary lives of superheroes

benoit lapray imagines the secret, solitary lives of superheroes
superman, alone on a rock out at sea

benoit lapray imagines the secret, solitary lives of superheroes
spiderman hangs from a cavernous landscape

benoit lapray imagines the secret, solitary lives of superheroes
spiderman sits on the edge of a rocky terrain

benoit lapray imagines the secret, solitary lives of superheroes
catwoman hides in an alleyway

benoit lapray imagines the secret, solitary lives of superheroes
the incredible hulk barrels down a tree-lined pathway

benoit lapray imagines the secret, solitary lives of superheroes
wonderwoman sits on the edge of a waterfall

benoit lapray imagines the secret, solitary lives of superheroes
wolverine on the edge of a rocky cliff

benoit lapray imagines the secret, solitary lives of superheroes
silver surfer, alone above a picturesque landscape

benoit lapray imagines the secret, solitary lives of superheroes
thor

benoit lapray imagines the secret, solitary lives of superheroes
wonderwoman alone in a pool of water

benoit lapray imagines the secret, solitary lives of superheroes
flash goes on a run through a grassy expanse

benoit lapray imagines the secret, solitary lives of superheroes
superman contemplates the natural landscape that surrounds him

 

  • As a huge comic book person while the idea is nice and some of the pictures do work alot of them suck and are inapropriate for the heroes and there are pletty of images that indicate batman’s and spiderman’s solitude as they look out over thier respective cities. if your going to play with art and these characters then you need to stay true do the 50+years of story and stay true to who they are in the shot.

    Aethos says:

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