The life of a superhero may seem exciting, but like every rewarding profession, along with the merit comes some unfortunate drawbacks.
Photographer Benoit Lapray's photo series, "The Quest for Absolute" focuses on the loneliness of famous superheroes, set in the beautiful, yet desolate landscape of the French Alps.
Lapray began the ongoing photo series four years ago, while living in Haute-Savoie, France. During his many walks along the countryside, he began to imagine superheroes reflecting in these tranquil settings, charging up and acquiring new strengths between battling the lurking evils.
IMAGE: BENOIT LAPRAY
The photographer practices a few different techniques to position the heroes in these different situations. He's photographed real people in costume on-site and in a studio, as well as figurines that are photoshopped in, and he even occasionally crops the figures out of films.
We're just wondering, what are they thinking about? A loved one? A villian? Or maybe how beautiful the French Alps are?