Bill Bolton’s new photo documentary explores French pedestrian signs

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‘In Search of Piétons’ presents readers with 25 French signs, endeavors to instill sense of adventure

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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.

Author and amateur photographer Bill Bolton lived in France from 1991 to 1993. While he saw many landmarks and beautiful landscapes, one thing in particular intrigued him: the diversity of illuminated pedestrian crossing signs, also referred to as piétons.

Bolton took numerous photos of the signs, which he enjoyed so much he put them on display in California in 2012. He now brings his gallery to an even bigger audience, with his new photo bookIn Search of Piétons: a photo documentary” (published by Lulu).

In his book, Bolton presents readers with 25 uniquely different illuminated pedestrian crossing signs he discovered while in France. Each photo represents a double exposure technique in order to capture both the red and green figures on the same color film frame. Bolton also includes active links to Google Maps, so that readers can transport themselves to the exact street location of each sign.

“This book about pedestrians is anything but pedestrian,” Bolton says. “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.”

Bolton hopes that readers will enjoy the images of the signs, but more importantly, feel encouraged to explore, to go by foot and to roam about. He says that it is not only healthy, but also may lead to surprising discoveries. Ultimately he hopes his book will encourage readers to: “Live Life Explore More.”

“In Search of Piétons”
By Bill Bolton
Softcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 48 pages | ISBN 9781483425672
E-Book | 48 pages | ISBN 9781483425689

About the Author
Bill Bolton is an amateur photographer, inventor, veterinarian, deck designer and builder and a seasoned flâneur with an insatiable desire to explore.

Lulu empowers people of all ages to explore and express their interests, passions and expertise through books, photography and art. Since introducing self-publishing in 2002, Lulu has empowered creators in more than 225 countries and territories to produce nearly two million publications. Lulu Jr. allows children to become published authors, encouraging creativity, strengthening literacy and building self-esteem. Picture.com offers professional photography of collegiate and professional sports, memorable and historic events, fine art and home décor. For more information, please visit lulu.com.

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