Janol Apin – Les p'tits vélos

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Janol Apin’s sense of humour is well evident in the photographic essay – “Les p’tits vélos” (Small Bicycles). This is a nostalgic journey for the artist/photographer – as a young boy he would play on the beach, sculpting wet sand into alpine landscapes and re-enact stages of the Tour de France with miniature painted lead cyclists. He grew to be an adult, became a professional photographer, and later discovered the tiny toys in an iron box, reviving fond memories of his Breton childhood.

He took them into his studio, and the result is a volume of whimsical photos that recreate those days of Apin’s seaside youth. His boyhoods dreams of becoming a Tour hero are made tangible – the viewer can begin to fathom French passion for the great race.

Included are some not-so-innocent, lilliputian cycling vistas – I’m relatively certain the boy Janol and his mates weren’t re-enacting the Tour using naked women to simulate hilly scenery – then again who knows what French kids are allowed to get up to.

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If anyone can tell me where to buy the book (aside from travelling to France) I’d be highly appreciative. Here are the only details I have:

Les p’tits vélos”
Format 18×26 à l’italienne
80 pages
ISBN : 978 2 917863 008
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2 responses to “Janol Apin – Les p'tits vélos”

  1. janol Apin says:

    i ‘am janol Apin, thank for your text !
    you can buy the book with editions lacarothe:
    lacarothe@gmail.com
    bests regards

  2. janol Apin says:

    wwarning email !!!!

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