La grande roueAbout this photograph
Fairground people were amongst the first to understand the importance of marketing. To make their attractions more profitable they paid particular attention to visual effects. Merry-go-rounds and sweet stalls at fun fairs attract regulars through vividly coloured, bold decorations. Franck Bohbotâs photographs however also depict melancholy and are as much about sociology as aesthetics. Franck Bohbot emphasises symmetry with, like for most of his work, a strictly frontal viewpoint inspired by Bernd and Hilla Becher. He photographs public areas, almost void of human presence. He thus pursues his research on the relationship between individuals, space and constructions.Read more Read less
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Franck Bohbot is a french photographer and visual artist best know for his use of color photography. He focuses his artistic research on public spaces, urban landscapes and environmental portraits. Rooted in his fascination with cinematographic iconography, his thematics study the relationship between the individual and architecture. He has drawn artistic inspiration from figures as diverse as Luigi Ghirri, Walker Evans, Edward Hopper, or William Eggleston. While manipulating color with great precision, he highlights the soft subtleties of this relationship by playing with both fluorescent and melancholic light and chromatics. Each one of Bohbotâ€™s works features these photographic intentions â€” through their enigmatic atmosphere, documentary-style approach, and timeless feel, we are transported to a dreamy, velvety, and nearly infinite visual paradise. His unique style enabled him to work with prestigious magazines, institutions and designers such as the New York Times, The New York Magazine, National Geographic, The Louvre Museum, Sothebyâ€™s, Paul Smith and Christian Dior. He works and lives in New York City.