franck bohbot's cinematic photos of new york form a sentimental study of storefronts
franck bohbot's cinematic photos of new york form a sentimental study of storefronts franck bohbot's cinematic photos of new york form a sentimental study of storefronts
mar 31, 2016

franck bohbot's cinematic photos of new york form a sentimental study of storefronts

franck bohbot’s cinematic photos of new york form a sentimental study of storefronts
all images © franck bohbot




while the new york city landscape is a seemingly endless sprawl of sights and spectacles, brooklyn-based photographer franck bohbot hones in on specific facets of urban life. for the series ‘light on – the color of the night’, bohbot forms a sentimental study of storefronts through a series of expressive and cinematic architectural ‘portraits’. shot over the course of two years, the collection highlights these commercial spaces nearly devoid of the human activity that usually populates them, turning the storefront into a stage for both nostalgia and modernity.

la esquina corner deli




some of the boroughs’ hidden gems — the sunshine cinema, veniero’s italian bakery, midtown comics — are animated through a hazy fog of subdued pastel fluorescence and a wash of dimly lit neon. theaters, delis, peep shows, corner stores, and hotels display marquees from a time past, or contemporary exterior façades, further illustrating the diversity and complexity of manhattan’s perpetually buzzing landscape.

the sunshine cinema

amsterdam billiards

veniero’s pasticceria & caffé

chris french cleaners

A&A gourmet deli

the fat black pussycat

midtown comics

  • Love these snaps. I lived in NYC for many years but never thought to take interesting pics like these.
    The City has changed SO much & these small one of a kind places are disappearing.
    I no longer live there & when I do visit I’m too busy seeing friends, etc. to take the time to create a ‘study’….so thanks Franck!!

    christine campbell says:

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