Félicien Michaut has a collection of 1:43 scale model cars. His model cars are not just in a display case, but are also part of a decor in which the real world and the modeling world merge. Artistically, Parisian Félicien photographs his model cars in a composition that immediately stimulates your imagination. He shows his creations on his Facebook page FrenchCarsToys. In daily life he works in the Louvre.
Félicien’s photos make you want to go back in time. The colorful photos take you into a mix of the past and present. In addition to the traditional setups, there are also many striking combinations to be found. A 1:43 model car is easy to carry. With a camera and a model car it is possible to work anywhere and that makes practicing his hobby extra exciting. Like the shoot with a 403 Cabriolet and the Mona Lisa in the Louvre.
Félicien: “Since horses gave way to cars, a lot has changed in our streetscape. It is not so much the technology that attracts me in cars, but especially the status of ‘holy cow’. In France, cars like the Citroën 2CV, the Renault 4, or the Peugeot 205 have made motoring accessible to many families.”