Shooting Studio Portraits of Strangers on the Street As If They Were Famous

Philippe Echaroux is a young French photographer who makes a living shooting portraits of celebrities (among other things). Recently, he carried out a personal project that had been brewing in his mind for some time: using his celebrity portraiture experience and style for spontaneous portraits of ordinary strangers encountered on the street. The short video above shows how Echaroux roamed around with his small team and set up makeshift photo studios for each of the portraits.

Here are some of the pictures Echaroux captured:

You can find more of Echaroux work, both commercial and personal, over on his website. There are also higher-resolution versions of these portraits over on ISO 1200.

(via ISO 1200)

Image credits: Video and photographs by Philippe Echaroux