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Tourist Stranger Self-Portraits by Benoit Paillé is Shot by Subj

 - Aug 30, 2012
References: benoitp & mymodernmet
People can encounter a lot of characters when on vacation and the Tourist Stranger Self-Portraits photo series has captured but a fraction of them. Focusing on a tropical destination, this project involves scantily clad individuals who are all incredibly different from one another except for one key detail, they have chosen the same place to get some much needed R&R. The photographer writes, "This particular environment allows me to capture the image of the body of almost naked subjects, as disclosed elsewhere in society."

Created by Benoit Paillé, the Tourist Stranger Self-Portraits photo series sees him give up control to his subject. After setting up the composition, he hands each participant a remote trigger so that they can take the shot when they're ready. Interestingly enough, almost all of them are quite stoic in their photo.