Mtropolisson is a creative project by Parisian photographer Janol Apin that takes place on the many stations of the Paris Metro. Using the underground metro stops as the inspiration behind each image, Apin creates visual puns and anecdotal scenes that relate to their respective station names.
While some of the subway platforms use French words, making it harder to decipher the humor in the shot if your aren’t well-versed in the language, there are plenty of text and costumed subject combinations that transcend language barriers. For instance, the Champ de Mars stop has an astronaut donning his cumbersome suit, easily drawing a link between the red planet and the moon man.
Other cleverly orchestrated stations include Dupleix, which humorously features one person sitting on the shoulders of another individual, simulating the dual levels of a duplex building, and Argentine where couples appear to be performing an Argentine tango right on the metro platform. There are countless creatively executed images in the project, which has amassed a collection of over one hundred metro stops that can now be seen in a new light.