The discreet charm of French night clubs during day time

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During Francois Prost’s vacation to Burgundy in 2009, he found himself drawn to a stand-alone night club with broken glass and ripped fliers strewn across its parking lot.

“It reminded me of my teenage years,” says the 34-year-old graphic designer based in Paris.

Prost, who takes on photography projects in his free time, snapped a shot of the club only to forget about it soon after. Rediscovering the picture a couple years later he decided he had an idea for a series.

In a project simply called “clubs,” Prost takes viewers around the suburban discotheques of France and Belgium after the sun comes up and the partiers go home. He’s been working on it for three years with no plans to stop any time soon.

Why not the more hyped-up city center ones? “Those places were too packed and not that interesting to photograph,” says Prost, adding that “there’s not enough space and they’re often parked in basements.”

Instead, “clubs” gives us a look at the kinds of postmodern gems expensive, old city centers can’t provide. “I was only looking for nightclubs that had a ‘face,’ the ones that would play the most with the cliché of nightclubs,” Prost tells us.

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