France had a special tradition of outdoor advertising, painted on the walls of houses on major roads. The classic French aperitifs, such as Dubonnet, Pernod, Byrrh or Suze are perfectly representative. Painting was replaced by paper billboards long ago. Today little remains. When I drive through France, I tend to use new routes, always looking front and back for a leftover wall in a village. If I find one, it is often difficult to take decent photos. In the end, the images are a co-production of the original artists, human manipulation, the weather, the camera and my digital input.