Franck Bohbot's Portfolio

I AM AN ACTOR

New York, 2016

Portraits and Art Direction by Franck Bohbot & Interviews by Philippe Ungar.

In New York, maybe more than anywhere else, the vast majority of actors have to deal with their acting careers and their daily jobs to support themselves. The project is about photographing and interviewing them in order to better understand the unique relationships they experience between their passion and the reality.

They work as waiters, dog-walkers, delivery men, preschool teachers, production assistants, lawyers or even private eyes etc. and often learn something essential from these survival jobs for their own acting.

Freezing each actor within a moment of his or her daily life in those portraits, they are exploring the concept that actors are all playing a role on stage and outside the stage, because ultimately, they all have to be somebody.

Michael Wetherbee, 33, Actor and Server at Brooklyn Dinner, New York, 2015..— From the series entitled «I am an Actor»..
Milo Cramer, 25, Actor & barista at Colson Patisserie, Brooklyn, NY, 2014..— From the series entitled «I am an Actor»
Bukola Ogunmola, 25, Actress & Zombie in a Paintball center, Queens, NY, 2015..— From the series entitled «I am an Actor»
‘ Vasile Flutur, Waiter at an Italian Restaurant, NYC, 2015 ‘.Photograph from the Project: ‘I AM AN ACTOR’
Carolina Do, Actress & Waitress at vietnamese restaurant, New York, 2015..— From the series entitled «I am an Actor».
Brian Connor, Actor & Software designer at multinational technology company, New York, 2015.— From the series entitled «I am an Actor».
Nanda Valencia, Actress & Waitress at a Vegan restaurant, New York, 2015..— From the series entitled «I am an Actor»
Charlie Gillette, 24, Actress & Office manager and executive assistant at a film Production company, New York, 2015.— From the series entitled «I am an Actor»
Michelle Vo, Actress & Waitress at a Chelsea Market Restaurant, New York, NY, September, 2015..— From the series entitled «I am an Actor».
Ted Jan Roberts, 35, Actor & Bicycle messenger, New York, 2015..— From the series entitled «I am an Actor».
Shelby Grady, Actress & Customer service rep, in a company selling beauty and lifestyle product, Manhattan, New York, April, 2015..— From the series entitled «I am an Actor».
Paul Mitchell, Actor & Flyer Distributor in Times Square and curriculum writer for a South Bronx charter school,  New York, December, 2015..— From the series entitled «I am an Actor».
Jody Doo, 24, Actress & Preschool Teacher, New York, 2015...— From the series entitled «I am an Actor».
Marissa Carpio, Actress & Office Assistant, New York, 2015..— From the series entitled «I am an Actor».
Laura Kamin, 28, Maitre d’ at a Manhattan Restaurant, New York, 2015..— From the series entitled «I am an Actor».
Randi Sloane, 47, Actress & Private investigator, New York, 2015..— From the series entitled «I am an Actor».
‘Georgina Lawry, Babysitter, NYC, 2015’.Photograph from the Series: ‘I AM AN ACTOR’
Katharina Lowish, Actress & Salespeople at a fashion handbag and accessories retailer, New York, 2015..— From the series entitled «I am an Actor».
Emma Jean-Girard, 28, Actress, Clown & Waitress, Brooklyn, NY, 2015.
Karsyn Jarrett, 25, Development Associate at a production producer at a Production company, New York, 2015
Alexandra Thorson, 36, Actress & Pilates Teacher at NYU, Coles Recreation Center, New York, 2015..— From the series entitled «I am an Actor»
Levi Satter, Actor & Barista at a Brooklyn’s Bakery, NY, May, 2015..— From the series entitled «I am an Actor».
Vin Kridakorn, 31, Delivery man at bike delivery service, Brooklyn, NY, 2015..— From the series entitled «I am an Actor».
Kate Owens, 24, Actress & Dog Walker, Queens, NY, 2015..— From the series entitled «I am an Actor»
Michelle Beshaw, Actress & Manager at the Brooklyn Museum Shop, NYC, 2015....michellebeshaw@gmail.com
Matthew Trumbull, 39, Development Assistant, Gifts Processing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, August, 2015..— From the series entitled «I am an Actor»..
Tia Link, Actress & Lawyer at Shazam, New York, 2015..— From the series entitled «I am an Actor».
Alex Smith, head game designer at the Real Escape Game. Brooklyn, NY, 2015.— From the series entitled «I am an Actor»
Melissa Mickens, 26, Actress & Teaching artist at Stella Adler, New York, 2015..— From the series entitled «I am an Actor».
Kathleen Simmonds, 30, Actress & Associate Producer at a documentary film production, New York, 2015..— From the series entitled «I am an Actor».
Drew Scott Alexander, Salespeople in a children furniture store, Manhattan, NY, September, 2015..— From the series entitled «I am an Actor».
Kaitlin Kaufman, Actress & Pre-College Instructor, Brooklyn, NY, 2015
Hanna Cheek, Actress & Bartender, Nanny and building Super, Brooklyn, NY, 2015..— From the series entitled «I am an Actor».
Maritza Hernandez, 32, Actress & Paralegal at the Supreme Kings Courthouse, Brooklyn, NY, 2015..— From the series entitled «I am an Actor»
Zach Wachter, 25, Actor, Waiter at a Tribeca Japanese Restaurant, New York, 2015
Miste Roule, Actress & Office manager for a PR company, New York, 2015..— From the series entitled «I am an Actor».
Leta Renée-Alan, Actress & Waitress at an Italian Restaurant, Brooklyn, NY, 2015..— From the series entitled «I am an Actor».
Hillery Baker, Actress & Salespeople at a fashion handbag and accessories retailer, Manhattan, NY, May, 2015..— From the series entitled «I am an Actor».
Sarah Teed, Actress & Clinical Research assistant at Colombia University, NY, 2015..— From the series entitled «I am an Actor»
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