Photographs of Superheroes Contemplating Their Existence in Nature

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With the dark, moody reboots of the Batman and Superman franchises in recent years, it’s surprising that we haven’t gotten a long-winded and heavy-handed action film called something like The Loneliness of the Middle-Distance Superhero. But I guess I can be satisfied with The Quest for the Absolute from photographer Benoit Lapray (spotted via Faith Is Torment). Taking stark, beautiful pictures of the natural world and then inserting the recognizable images of American superheroes, the series fits in well with the current superhero zeitgeist, in which they are all very angsty and on the verge of existential crises. Think your life is tough? Imagine having to literally save the world from destruction all the time.

Image credit: Benoit Lapray

Image credit: Benoit Lapray

Image credit: Benoit Lapray

Image credit: Benoit Lapray

Image credit: Benoit Lapray

Image credit: Benoit Lapray

Image credit: Benoit Lapray

Image credit: Benoit Lapray

Image credit: Benoit Lapray