Lonely Outdoor Portraits of Superheroes by Photographer Benoit Lapray


What do superheroes do when they’re not busy fighting bad guys and saving the world from destruction? Perhaps they’re drawing strength alone in the peace and quiet of the great outdoors. That’s the premise of French photographer Benoit Lapray‘s photo-manipulation series “The Quest for the Absolute.”

The project shows portraits of famous superheroes lost in their own thoughts somewhere in nature. Lapray writes that, “Perhaps they are quite simply on a quest to find themselves?”




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You can find more of Lapray’s work over on his personal website.

Image credits: Photographs by Benoit Lapray and used with permission

  • Marcus Wong

    These are gorgeous! My only question is.. Wtf is batman doing in a forest LOL

  • Fernando Callo

    The first Spiderman is like WOW, well edited, D&B, etc. The other one is a guy from Comic Con, LOL!

  • David Liang

    Some are hit and miss for me but when they hit, they really look awesome!

  • Andrew Kandel

    Love it!

  • Poki

    Exactly, two of the three spiedermen are fake. But hey, when you photograph superheroes, you may wait for years until one of them gets in front of your camera. I think then you’ll take Comic Con guys gladly.

  • ratatata

    Looks like he is lost and he’s trying to find a way out.

  • Peter Claas

    is he allowed to use the images of the superheroes and composit them into his images?
    talking about copyright goes both directions…..

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  • Jim Marcus

    I think he should be careful photographing superheroes like this. They might be on a case or something and these images might reveal the details to their enemies.

  • George Johnson

    As David Laing says, a bit hit and miss. Maybe I don’t get the superhero thing, so perhaps that’s why they don’t really work for me. Some look very good, the one with Wonder Woman sitting in the waterfall looks stunning but the one with Batman in the forest looks like someone just messing around with compositing in Photoshop. Hey it’s art and it’d be boring if we all liked the same thing!

  • Edhie Wibowo

    Flash is doing exercises for Olympic marathon

  • MarcoSartoriPhoto

    Original way to gather attention on normal landscapes (some are nice places but not special photos of them, not all of these, at least).

  • Robert D

    What’s The Batcave?

  • 3re

    copyright violations.. sue him!

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  • Ridgecity

    If he wanted to make a profit, he should contact the people but if not, they are just funny images.

  • greenarcher02

    It’s actually surprising that he was able to capture Flash. Maybe he slowed down a bit for the camera.