Franck Bohbot was Born in 1980 in Longjumeau, south Paris, France. Self taught photographer he moved to New York City in 2013. He is a documentarian with an eye for the theatrical who found his way to photography by way of cinema. Although he turned his focus fully to photography in 2008, beginning his career as a unit still photographer on short film sets, the formal and aesthetic influences of the cinematographic form unsurprisingly continue to underlie hispresent work. Bohbot’s photographic work inhabits a space between reality and fantasy, documenting and storytelling, every frame – to borrow a phrase from Nan Goldin – like a still from a nonexistent film. He has drawn artistic inspiration fromfigures as diverse as Jeff Wall, Luigi Ghirri, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Edward Hopper, William Eggleston and Martin Scorsese.
Bohbot frequently takes a formal, typological approach to crafting visual narratives.