Cinematic Night Photos Immortalize the Lost Cafés Around Paris Before They Disappear

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Cinematic Night Photos Immortalize the Lost Cafés Around Paris Before They Disappear

Le Blues Bar, Bondy
Le Blues Bar, Bondy

Artist Blaise Arnold’s nostalgic photo series focuses on significant Parisian cafés, stranded on lonely street corners. Equipped with his tripod, Arnold tours throughout Paris and its mottled suburbs on the weekends, searching out these character-filled bistros and bars. Shooting strictly at dawn or dusk, in wet weather, his project Red Lights has a cohesive visual theme that emits a certain dark yet wistful aura.

The aim of Arnold’s piece is to draw attention to these endangered haunts. He seeks to immortalize the significant, vintage meeting spots scattered throughout the changing city before they disappear completely. With neon lights reflecting off wet asphalt, Arnold’s photographs evokes a melancholic mood of nostalgia, as he pays tribute to the passage of time and attempts to capture the rich details of these lost cafés before they disappear.

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Rendez-vous des chauffeurs, Gennevilliers (Hauts-de-Seine)
Rendez-vous des chauffeurs, Gennevilliers (Hauts-de-Seine)
Le Madrigale, Saint-Denis
Le Madrigale, Saint-Denis
Les Sports. Avenue de Verdun, Ivry-sur-Seine
Les Sports. Avenue de Verdun, Ivry-sur-Seine
Les Sports. Avenue de Verdun, Ivry-sur-Seine
Les Sports. Avenue de Verdun, Ivry-sur-Seine
Café de la Gare, Ivry-sur-Seine
Café de la Gare, Ivry-sur-Seine
Le Balto, Nanterre
Le Balto, Nanterre
Le Cantal, boulevard de Charonne, Paris XX
Le Cantal, boulevard de Charonne, Paris XX
Croas Hir bar. Plouvorn
Croas Hir bar. Plouvorn
Au Chemin de Fer. Chilly-Mazarin
Au Chemin de Fer. Chilly-Mazarin
L’Ariel, Paris XX
L’Ariel, Paris XX
Le Métro, rue des Pyrénées, Paris XX
Le Métro, rue des Pyrénées, Paris XX
Chez Pierre. Saint-Ouen
Chez Pierre. Saint-Ouen
Le Gallia, Gentilly
Le Gallia, Gentilly
Aux Folies, Paris XX
Aux Folies, Paris XX
Le Maryland, Paris XIII
Le Maryland, Paris XIII
Le Fontenoy, Paris XVIII
Le Fontenoy, Paris XVIII
Le 1930, Paris XI
Le 1930, Paris XI
Le Tabac du Parc, Le Perreux-sur-Marne
Le Tabac du Parc, Le Perreux-sur-Marne
Café Laumière, Paris Paris XIX
Café Laumière, Paris Paris XIX