Dreamy Photographs of a Brooklyn Night Owl

Light On New York Franck Bohbot New York On My Mind Blog

If Edward Hopper was alive today and working as a photographer in New York City, these are the kinds of photographs I imagine he would take. Dreamy chromatic shots of Manhattan’s streets and store fronts in the poetic early hours, barely a soul around, filled with a sense of isolation, calm and stillness, except for the flickering of the odd time-worn neon sign… moments in the life of a real city.

Franck Bohbot Light On New York

Like Hopper, Brooklyn-based French artist Franck Bohbot loves capturing the poetry of everyday places and everyday people, including of course New York City at night – which he started doing as a passion project as soon as he set foot on US soil back in 2013. Today I’ve been discovering his work which has been turned into a lust-worthy coffee table book called Light On New York, one you could flick through (pun intended) for hours and hours.

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Add Light On New York to your Christmas list now, or buy it here and here.

 

(Light On New York City by Franck Bohbot, £45, is published by teNeues and YellowKorner. Photos © 2016 Franck Bohbot/Institute.)

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