A photographer turned his camera on the ‘bored tourists’ he saw while traveling, and the results are both hilarious and depressing


2016_07_30_0051_PRESS Bored Tourists

Tourists can be the worst.

When they’re not destroying precious works of art and historical artifacts, or being awful on airplanes, they’re… bored and blasé.

No one knows this better than Laurence Stephens, a British documentary photographer who turned his lens on the hordes of disinterested tourists he saw on his travels, just going though the motions, ticking off bucket list items with ennui.

The result? A hilarious and satirical look at travel in the modern world.

Keep scrolling for some of the best pictures from his new book, “Bored Tourists.”

Stephens is a British documentary photographer who has been in the business for 13 years.

But it wasn’t until a recent move to Barcelona, Spain — and a visit to the Barcelona Cathedral — that he saw the potential for a humorous look at tourists.

“In the cool dark rooms of the Cathedral, I quickly realized the humorous photographic potential that tourist hotspots like these could offer,” he told INSIDER.

“Juxtaposed against the beautiful architecture was an array of bemused, disillusioned tourists, bored, half-asleep, unintentionally waiting to be photographed,” he said.

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