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

Artist Blaise Arnold‘s nostalgic photo series focuses on significant Parisian cafs, 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 cafs before they disappear.

Above: Le Blues Bar, Bondy

Rendez-vous des chauffeurs, Gennevilliers (Hauts-de-Seine)

Le Madrigale, Saint-Denis

Les Sports. Avenue de Verdun, Ivry-sur-Seine

Lilly's Caf. Dalle Chinatown. Paris XIII

Caf de la Gare, Ivry-sur-Seine

Le Balto, Nanterre

Le Cantal, boulevard de Charonne, Paris XX

Croas Hir bar. Plouvorn

Au Chemin de Fer. Chilly-Mazarin

L'Ariel, Paris XX

Le Mtro, rue des Pyrnes, Paris XX

Chez Pierre. Saint-Ouen

Le Gallia, Gentilly

Aux Folies, Paris XX

Le Maryland, Paris XIII

Le Fontenoy, Paris XVIII

Le 1930, Paris XI

Le Tabac du Parc, Le Perreux-sur-Marne

Caf Laumire, Paris Paris XIX

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