This book gathers a whole collection of black and white pictures, allowing you to discover the little town of Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, in Picardie (France). This village is set on the mouth of the river La Somme, south of the bay with the same name.

I’ve spent many hours strolling around without any real purpose other than exploring the whole village, out of interest and for fun. These moments were also a time of genuine geographical and photographical observation. No neighbourhoods nor streets remained unexplored. Each time these wanderings enabled me to bring back home more pictures.

The book contains a foreword by Laurent Denimal and a presentation by Eléonore Lelong (texts in French and English).

It is designed by Johannes Molin in Stockholm.

Financial support from Au Vélocipède and La Femme d'à Côté (Saint-Valery-sur-Somme) has made publication of this book possible.

Technical data


Format: 135x215 mm, 96 pages, 42 scanned photographs from black-and-white negatives 

2/2 printing

Paper: insert - Multiart Silk 150 g; cover - Munken print Cream 300 g, embossing; jacket - Geltex 124LS 115 g

ISBN 9789163796319

Weight: 236 g

First edition 200 copies, ©2015

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