Benoit Lapray Makes Pop Culture Heroes Monuments Within the City of Paris
French photographer and digital artist Benoit Lapray in collaboration with studio 95 Magenta and Emmanuelle Vonck Lugand created a fantastic project that replaces famous Parisian monuments and statues with iconic pop culture characters ranging from Batman, Gandalf and Goku to Roger and Jessica Rabbit, Via DesignBoom
while walking in the streets of paris, creative photographer benoit lapray had the idea to create a photo series around public monuments. the idea was to integrate heroes from pop culture into the scenery and setting of existing parisian monuments. across the two-part series, lapray pays homage to the creators of the characters who have inspired and fed people’s imagination for decades. frozen on huge stone pedestals, cult characters from popular culture are raised to the rank of ‘monuments’. ‘it is a way for me to underline that these heroes of fiction are today part of the world’s cultural heritage,’ says lapray.
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