The idea for this series came to me while visiting the Pompidou Centre in Paris. This fabulous contemporary art gallery has a very distinct architecture. The distinctive green "Sortie" signs appear at every possible exit and everywhere that you can conceive as a path to an exit.

What caught my attention was the frequency of the signs and the variables of the doorways, in what one would expect to be uniform architectural elements. I continued the pursuit of sortie images while visiting other museums.

One of three books of photographs from the 'French collection'. This book documents "Sortie" signs and their immediate environment in Paris museums, and features images with altered states of color, contrast and detail.

The books are available from Amazon and