In Search of Piétons
The French word piéton, with an acute accent over the letter ‘é’, is pronounced phonetically /pē ā tōn/ and means pedestrian.
This is a photo documentary showcasing a collection of 25 uniquely different illuminated pedestrian crossing signs, also referred to as piétons, discovered throughout a number of cities, towns and banlieues all across France from 1991 through the summer of 1993. Each photo represents a double exposure technique in order to capture both the red and green figures on the same color film frame. It is interactive with Google Maps so one can then be transported to the exact city and street intersection where the photographs were taken. A unique URL was generated for each intersection location and is hyperlinked by a QR code in the printed book or an active URL link in the eBook version.
This book about pedestrians is anything but pedestrian. “It is multifaceted in that it covers detailed photographic techniques, an interesting and distinctive collection of double exposure photographs on color film all taken at night, unique adventures and descriptive details documenting the discovery process.”