Paris is so beautiful that travellers are often blinded by the glow of its tourist hot spots. But if you dig below the surface, you will uncover another story of the city. A story made by the people who put art and creativity at the core of their everyday life. A look inside some of the Paris shop fronts, at the life going on behind them, will bring you closer to the vibrant pulse of the city.
Photographer Sebastian Erras hope to caught this in his lastest project. Taking pictures of store owner and their front porches. This is part of his work for the media house Pixar printing Uk. Which wants to show the beauty of Paris is more than its amazing museums and monuments.
Ancient families of craftsman and young designers, food lovers and music addicts, even opticians and dry cleaners, display a unique savoir faire that adds creativity to everyday life. Their workshops, laboratories and boutiques tell a different tale of the city. Next time you go to Paris, take some time to delve into this world: you will not regret it. Below are his works. Visit his site to see more and support his work.
Drew Harré, Relaxing At The Entrance Of His Fish And Wine Restaurant
Alain, At The Door Of His Barber Shop, The Most Famous In Paris
Boris Lumé, Standing Proudly At The Entrance Of His Lovely Bakery-Confectionery
Norbert Proudly Displays The Collection Of Shoes He Designs
Yann Bilhaud Waits For Children At The Door Of The Toy Shop He Runs
Stefan Perrier, In Front Of What Looks Like A Hat Shop, But Is In Fact A Leading Art Bookshop
Julien Pruvost, Executive Director Of The Oldest Candle Company In France
Luc Fracheboud And His Father Patrick At The Front Door Of Their Historic Restaurant
Julien Houssais Welcomes Sweet Tooth To The Luxurious Pastry Shop He Manages