The Man Machine is a project by Vincent Fournier – an artist with roots in Burkina Faso and who now lives in Paris. In the photo series he captures the interaction between men and robots and points out a form of empathy that people develop when they work with them. It’s partly based on his childhood fantasy but in a way also a very real observation. In an interview with Slate Magazine he explains: “My images look both serious and absurd. … It is about creating emotions both aesthetic and with a twist; I like the fact that when you look at my pictures you have no clue if they are true or not or how and when they have been done. Robots have no nationality, almost no identity either.” The robots are from Spain as well as from Japan – he also included known robot projects by inventor Hiroshi Ishiguro.