The Watchmen Series Turns the Audience Into Watchers

 - Jul 31, 2011
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There is something quite eerie about the Watchmen photo series. It almost looks like these Watchmen are waiting for something, anticipating something. Instead of watching people, they may be looking out for an expected event of some kind.

Shot by Paris-based photographer Lionel Bayol-Thémines, the Watchmen photo series’ mysteriousness really plays on its audience’s emotions. Because of the clever perspective created in each Watchmen still, the viewer can even imagine him or herself becoming one of these Watchmen. Therefore, the Watchmen series invites people to become more invested with each image.

It is this interactivity within the medium of photography that really attracts people to the Watchmen photo series. Although photography is known to shed light onto certain subject matters, this series takes it to a whole new level.