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Back to the Arcade
Franck Bohbot

Back to the Arcade, Franck Bohbot

Back to the Arcade, Franck BohbotBack to the Arcade
Franck Bohbot
Setanta Books


Edition of 500
164 pages
300 x 240 mm
ISBN 9781915652041


In his series Back to the Arcade, Franck Bohbot’s mastery of color, and ability to frame a narrative is on full display. Through his lens, arcades open to the viewer like a tightly woven short film, noire-esque even. There is a feeling of criminality within the photos, as if you’ve found your way into a speakeasy, where acts are taking place — hidden, fringe, and celebrated by those lucky few able to produce the password for the doorman. And in the midst of this are the machines themselves: grouped together in collections by those obsessed with them, tantalizing to touch, to play. Bohbot’s eye shows us this side of Los Angeles, where current-day inhabitants have grouped together to experience the arcane, to be solitary yet in groups, to revel in the fantastical pursuit of dreams. All of this is bathed in Bohbot’s unique light, much like the city of Los Angeles itself, a place where joy chases the sun, and when it sets, the occupants of the city find the hidden places.
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About the Artist
Franck Bohbot is a New York-based award-winning French photographer and filmmaker well known for his images and use of color. He explores the extraordinary of everyday life. He moves to New York City in 2013 to pursue his career in photography.

About the Publisher
Setanta Books is a photography publisher based in London. Apart from publishing our own titles we sell contemporary and rare/collectable/out of print Photobooks as well as limited edition signed prints.