The Secret Life of Miniature Batman by Rémi Noël
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.
Nice try, Houston, Texas
Non-stop beautiful ladies, El Paso, Texas
You talkin' to me? Waco, Texas
Third Avenue, New York City, New York
Laundromat, Ozona, Texas
A Dirty Job, Uvalde, Texas
Dirty Truck, Galveston, Texas
Sweet dreams, Hilsboro, Texas
Beyond the seas, Galveston, Texas
Adventures in Microwave Cooking, Provence
Reminds me of someone, California
Mount Batman, Midland, Texas
Swimming Pool, Blythe, California
Pickwick Arms Hotel, New York City, New York
Perched on a tree, Waxahachie, Texas
Malboro Light, Galveston, Texas
Miss you too, Galveston, Texas
See Rémi Noël's other work here.