Photographer Benoit Paillé created this series “Tourist Stranger Self Portraits.” He set the scene: placement, props, and then gave the willing participants the remote control to snap their own portraits.
The majority of the subjects posed with rather serious expressions, which makes me wonder, is this the natural way that participants photograph themselves, without cracking a smile? Did the photographer ask that they keep their expressions straight? It creates a compelling dichotomy with the setting – seriousness in a pleasure spot.
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