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French Nightclubs Photographed During the Day

As anyone who has frequented a nightclub can attest to, it’s a whole different world when the lights come on. Photographer Francois Prost, whose work we discovered on Fubiz, has captured that phenomenon — but from the outside. Since 2011, Prost has been documenting the move these nighttime establishments are making from the city to the outskirts of France and Belgium. He photographs the startling transformation various suburban French discotheques undergo in the daytime. Gone are the dark, neon-lit dance palaces that seem to thrum to the beat. Instead, we see the worn walls of the nightclubs. Their garish signs stand out against vast fields and industrial parks, with grubby lots and garbage-filled corners. The images evoke that hazy, surreal feeling one might have when leaving the club after a long night of dancing, stepping into the blinding light.

Photo credit: Francois Prost

Photo credit: Francois Prost

Photo credit: Francois Prost

Photo credit: Francois Prost

Photo credit: Francois Prost

Photo credit: Francois Prost

Photo credit: Francois Prost

Photo credit: Francois Prost

Photo credit: Francois Prost

Photo credit: Francois Prost

Photo credit: Francois Prost

Photo credit: Francois Prost

Photo credit: Francois Prost

Photo credit: Francois Prost

Photo credit: Francois Prost

Photo credit: Francois Prost

Photo credit: Francois Prost

Photo credit: Francois Prost

Photo credit: Francois Prost

Photo credit: Francois Prost

Photo credit: Francois Prost

Photo credit: Francois Prost

Photo credit: Francois Prost

Photo credit: Francois Prost

Photo credit: Francois Prost

Photo credit: Francois Prost

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