French photographer Franck Bohbot focuses his artistic attention on public spaces and urban landscapes. Rooted in his fascination with cinematographic iconography, his work looks at the relationship between the individual and the architecture around us. His main subjects are public spaces such as swimming pools, basketball courts, libraries and cinemas – but all empty, abandoned or deserted of the people that give life to these places.
The images featured here are from his on-going series, Cinema – photographs of movie theatres built in the US during the Golden Age of Hollywood in the 1930s and 1940s. As with all of his work, this new project combines the art of photographing living spaces, of work or of leisure, with his personal interests, in this case, his passion for cinema. Using long exposures, natural and fluorescent light, the images take on a richness of colour and detail which contrast with the sense of melancholy which permeate the images.
Born in France in 1980, Franck Bohbot lives in New York City where he works as a freelance photographer. He graduated with a Master’s Degree in Film Production (ESG-Paris) in 2006, but is a self-taught photographer. He has worked for publications and clients including The Huffington Post, The New York Daily News, Fahrenheit, Marie-Claire, Le Musée du Louvre, Paul Smith, Universal Music and Nike.
To see more of Franck’s work, go to the Photographers section.