About

Franck Bohbot in an artist specialising in photography and film. Born in the southernmost suburbs of Paris, France, Franck Bohbot moved to New York City in 2013, and is currently based in Los Angeles since 2019. He is a documentarian with an eye for the theatrical who found his way to photography by way of cinema, and although he turned his focus fully to photography in 2008, the formal and aesthetic influences of the cinematographic form continue to underlie his present work. Bohbot’s work inhabits a space between reality and fantasy, documenting and storytelling, every frame – to borrow a phrase from Nan Goldin – like a still from a nonexistent film. He has drawn artistic inspiration from figures as diverse as Jeff Wall, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Edward Hopper, Luigi Ghirri, and Martin Scorsese. Bohbot frequently takes a formal, typological approach to crafting visual narratives, highlighting the surreal symmetries of our constructed worlds and capturing the poetry of everyday places with a unique attentiveness to the interplay of light and color. He employs the latter two elements as tools of nostalgia, exploring loss and obsolescence by crafting images that are as much about what is invisible or lacking as what is there within the frame. Rendering public spaces, street scenes, and architectural sites of interest in his distinctive muted palette, he documents inanimate structures with all the sensitivity of a human portrait, as though constructing an imaginary archive of social spaces for a post-apocalyptic time capsule. His work has received widespread critical acclaim, and has appeared in a range of national publications including  TIME, National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, Wired, New York Magazine, The Financial Times, The Independent, Les Inrockuptibles, Marie Claire,  Elle, or Corriere Della Sera, Vogue


Clients

New York Times, Vogue, TIME, Nike, Dior, Bloomberg, Mc Donalds, Louvre Museum, National Geographic, Aston Martin, Sotheby's, Lufthansa, The Guardian, TBWA, Sony Music, Universal Music, PSG, BETC, Paul Smith, Norwegian Airlines, Metropolitan Museum, D La Repubblica, Marie Claire, Elle Magazine, Telerama, L'Obs, Leica, New York Mag, New York Post, Financial Times, Bon Appetit Magazine, Travel & Leisure, CNN, ABC News, The Independent, The Observer


Awards

2017 1st Place, Golden, ND Awards

2014 1st Place Archifoto International Awards of architectural photography (Chinatown)

2014 2nd Place Moscou Photo Awards (Cinema)

2014 2 Honorable mention International Photo Awards, Los Angeles (Chinatown & Cinema)

2014 Winner Third Prize PX3 Paris Photography Prize (This game we play)

2013 Winner 1st place International Photo Awards, Los Angeles (Swimming Pool)


Exhibitions

2018 Journée Européennes des métiers d'art.

2017 Behance Pop-Up Gallery at Red Bull Arts New York.

2016 C40 Mayors Summit, Lucie Fondation, Mexico City.

2015 Centre d'art contemporain André-Malraux, Colmar.

2015 La Nef, Wissembourg, France.

2015 New York Stories, United Photo Industries, Manhattan.

2015 "The Net" German Museum of Technology, Berlin, Germany.

2015 “Swimming Pool" at Paul Smith Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.

2014 “The colours of Architecture”, La Chambre, Strasbourg.

2014 "ASMP at American Institute of Architects (AIA), Chicago.

2014 “PROOF’s Aunction & Exhibition”, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, NYC.

2014 “Affordable Art Fair on Hamstead Heath”, Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, London.

2013 Winner IPA, during MOPLA at the Loft at Liz's, Los Angeles.

2014 “International Photography Annual”, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati.

2012 “Urban Photo Winners” Paris City Hall XII ème arrondissement.

2012 “Récit de gare” Maison de l’Architecture, Paris.

2012 “Rendez-vous image” Le Palais des congrès, Strasbourg.



Prints

Original fine art prints available worldwide signed, dated, titled, numbered with a certificate of authenticity.
Printed on fine art paper or mounted on DIASEC (plexiglass with dibond backing).
Global shipping (5 to 15 days).
For inquiries about pricing, availability and exact sizes, please note the title of the photograph or send a capture, your contact in the form below or email us at studio@franckbohbot.com


Bibliography

BROOKLYN PHOTOGRAPHS NOW

By Marla Hamburg Kennedy Published by Rizzoli, 2018. ISBN 978-0847862382

LIGHT ON NEW YORK CITY

By Franck Bohbot Published by teNeues, 2016. ISBN ISBN 978-3-8327-3443-5.

NEW YORK ON & OFF

By Franck Bohbot Published by YellowKorner éditions, 2014. ISBN 978-2-919469-45-1

LAST STOP CONEY ISLAND

By Franck Bohbot Published by Franck Bohbot Studios 2014. ISBN 978-1320230506

L'ART DU CINEMA

By Jean-Michel Frodon Published by Citadelles et Mazenod 2014. ISBN 978-2850885938