The Secret Life of Miniature Batman by Rémi Noël

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Self-portrait, Uvalde, Texas

French photographer Rémi Noël captures stories at a glance with a miniature Batman figurine as his only companion. Inspired by works of Jack Kerouac, Edward Hopper and Robert Frank, Noël's tongue-in-cheek references to "timeless America" captured the lonely life of a superhero in the American west.

The miniature Batman, who was "borrowed" from his son, began as one photo and gradually became a quirky and fun series of its own. Working with black and white film, using the same camera and the same 50mm lens, Noël shot in daylight or ambient artificial light, letting the landscape and surroundings inspire him.

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Nice try, Houston, Texas

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Non-stop beautiful ladies, El Paso, Texas

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You talkin' to me? Waco, Texas

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Third Avenue, New York City, New York

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Laundromat, Ozona, Texas

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A Dirty Job, Uvalde, Texas

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Dirty Truck, Galveston, Texas

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Sweet dreams, Hilsboro, Texas

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Beyond the seas, Galveston, Texas

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Adventures in Microwave Cooking, Provence

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Reminds me of someone, California

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Mount Batman, Midland, Texas

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Swimming Pool, Blythe, California

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Pickwick Arms Hotel, New York City, New York

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Perched on a tree, Waxahachie, Texas

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Malboro Light, Galveston, Texas 

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 Miss you too, Galveston, Texas

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Horizons, California

See Rémi Noël's other work here.

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