LIGHT ON NYC
ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST : "French photographer Franck Bohbot moved to New York in 2013, and shortly after he began the extensive photo project that has become the new book Light on New York City ( teNeues Publishing ). Proof that New York really is the city that never sleeps, Bohbot’s images showcase neighborhood spots, from public parks to diners and bars, lit up in nostalgic fashion by the glow of neon signs and streetlights in the wee hours of the morning. Although the Big Apple is a city of more than eight million people, they are not the focus here. By this time of night, the streets are mostly empty and the storefronts quiet. “Though shadowy human figures intermittently pepper the images, it is the city itself in all its inviting, off-putting, intoxicating luminosity that is the true living subject,” writes Elizabeth Breiner in the book’s introduction. Some of the most iconic local hangouts, like the 1914 Lower East Side institution Russ & Daughters, can be found inside in all their nocturnal glory. Here are some of our favorites."