Chinatown -- New York, 2014
Born in France in 1980. Franck Bohbot focuses his artistic research on public spaces and urban landscapes. Rooted in his fascination with cinematographic iconography, his thematics study the relationship between the individual and architecture. While manipulating color with great precision, he highlights the soft subtleties of this relationship by playing with both fluorescent and melancholic light and chromatics. The long exposures and natural light enable him to capture the essence and the breath of these deserted spaces carrying the ghostly traces of abandoned social landmarks. As such, Franck Bohbot immortalizes swimming pools, basketball courts, libraries, theaters, movie theaters, train stations, fairs… A plethora of structures through which he balances the power of architecture with the poetry of everyday spaces. Each one of Bohbot’s series features these photographic intentions — through their enigmatic atmosphere, documentary-style approach, and timeless feel, we are transported to a dreamy, velvety, and nearly infinite visual paradise.