31 October 2013

Photographer Stages Clever Visual Puns At Paris’ Subway Stations

French photographer Janol Apin has created an amusing photographic series of visual puns that plays on the names of the Metro stations in Paris.

By cleverly staging scenes that relate to the various stations, he provides a refreshing perspective from which to view these familiar public spaces and invites one to reflect on the subway stations names that they take for granted.

Although some of the images require a certain proficiency in French, many of them are self-explanatory even to English speakers.

For instance, a man in Roman garb is depicted at the station “Rome”, while a white-wigged French aristocrat stands “Palais-Royal”.

Head over to the photographer’s website for more of his Parisian subway visual puns.

[via My Modern Met]