Brooklyn-based photographer and filmmaker Franck Bohbot teams up with writer and audio archivist Philippe Ungar for a creative project that explores the nature of indie bookstores in New York City and how these small businesses embody or define the aesthetic of their respective neighborhoods.
The artistic endeavor stresses the importance of books as a social bridge between individuals. While Franck Bohbot is able to honestly capture the visual character of the local indie bookstore, Philippe Ungar delves deeper to make or break the illusion with his interviews.
The project stresses the revival of the indie bookstore as a consumer destination in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The images are romantically packed with the beautiful hand-selected curation of texts, while each indie bookstore maintains its own mysterious character.