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These Portraits Were Taken By A Professional, Though The Tools He Used Were Anything But

“I love trying things out of my comfort zone.”

Philippe Echaroux is an out-of-the-box thinker when it comes to photography.

So, when he decided to use his iPhone and a McDonald's Big Mac box to create art, the only challenge was explaining it to his friends-turned-subjects.

"The hard part was not feeling too stupid with my Big Mac box and trying to explain the project to my friends," he told A Plus.

"I love trying things out of my comfort zone," he added. "This was a fun opportunity. So, I tried it without knowing the result."

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Photo courtesy of Philippe Echaroux

The outcome was a set of beautiful portraits that captured his subjects in a captivating way. And to think, his only tools were a Big Mac box and an iPhone, the latter being something he's used in the past.

"I am an instinctive guy," the French photog said. "For this, I shot some friends, which makes things easier. I shot the portraits quickly, like in less than five minutes, and for the post-production, I did everything on the phone quite quickly, too. I like to go fast and don't have the time to overthink."

What he does think about a lot is how his work will impact the people viewing it.

"I don't like photography, I like to spread messages," Echaroux explained. "My goal is to inspire people and make people think, and that's why I also do a lot of street art."

He added, "I wanted to show that you just have to try. Waiting for good gear can be an excuse. If this series made you smile or helped you try new things, I am a happy man!"

Check out what Echaroux can do with an iPhone and Big Mac box

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