I Am An Actor documents the daily lives of New York's aspiring actors and actresses, undertaking part-time or full-time work as a means of income to subsidise the highly competitive nature of acting work, paired with the extortionate cost of living in the city.
Bohbot was inspired to begin the project in 2014, "during a cold winter's night". His first subject was 25-year-old actor Milo Cramer, whose day job is working as a barista in a Brooklyn bakery.
The photographer's vision was shared by interviewer Philippe Ungar, and in the summer of last year they joined forces to create this striking series.
Bohbot's website reads: "In New York, maybe more than anywhere else, the vast majority of actresses and actors have to deal with their acting careers and their daily jobs to support themselves. The project is about photographing them in their daily work, with an intimate portrait and interviewing them in order to better understand the unique relationships they experience between their passion and the reality.
"They work as waiters, dog-walkers, delivery men, preschool teachers, production assistants, lawyers or even private eyes, and often learn something essential from these survival jobs for their own acting. Freezing each actor within a moment of his or her daily life in those portraits, exploring the concept that they are all playing a role on stage and outside the stage, because ultimately, they all have to be somebody."