Why These Colorful Storefronts Are a Great Reason to (Re)Visit Paris - Placeaholic

Why These Colorful Storefronts Are a Great Reason to (Re)Visit Paris

Drew Harré, relaxing at the entrance of his fish and wine restaurant

Photographer Sebastian Erras takes us on a journey to Paris to discover a different kind of landmarks – storefronts of different shops. Not as famous as the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre, but as beautiful and as filled with history.

I’ve always tried to see a city I’m visiting through its inhabitant’s eyes. I’m sure I’m not the only one doing so, but reiterating this is always a good idea.

Succeeding his fascination with colourful floors, Sebastian Erras took on another challenge, photographing the owners in front of their shops, in Paris. You’ll notice how there’s a tradition to the French storefronts and might even realise you happened to pass by some of these shops and didn’t even notice them.

A successful photo series, like the one presented here, has the power to open one’s eyes or mind and showcase new ways to look at things, places or people. The simple conclusion? Next time I’m visiting Paris, I’m pretty sure I’ll take my time to enjoy the amazing storefronts the city of love has to offer.

Alexandre Boyer, surrounded by pictures and posters from the history of cinema
Alexandre Boyer, surrounded by pictures and posters from the history of cinema
Avijid Gosh welcomes people passionate by art at the hotel he runs
Avijid Gosh welcomes people passionate by art at the hotel he runs
Bernard Hadid, at the door of his genuinely parisian bistrot
Bernard Hadid, at the door of his genuinely parisian bistrot
Bernard Poussin (left) and Diane Junique (right) in front of their two-centuries-old chocolaterie
Bernard Poussin (left) and Diane Junique (right) in front of their two-centuries-old chocolaterie
Boris Lumé, standing proudly at the entrance of his picturesque bakery-confectionery
Boris Lumé, standing proudly at the entrance of his picturesque bakery-confectionery
Chef Christophe Duparay in front of his restaurant
Chef Christophe Duparay in front of his restaurant
Daan Sins (left) and Sébastien Guerra welcome customers with a smile to their cosmetics shop
Daan Sins (left) and Sébastien Guerra welcome customers with a smile to their cosmetics shop
Dave Kouliche, waiting for visitors at his vinyl records shop
Dave Kouliche, waiting for visitors at his vinyl records shop
Didier Madamour at the entrance of the Melac restaurant
Didier Madamour at the entrance of the Melac restaurant
Dorothée Hoffmann never takes off her apron when she is at her ceramics workshop
Dorothée Hoffmann never takes off her apron when she is at her ceramics workshop
Drew Harré, relaxing at the entrance of his fish and wine restaurant
Drew Harré, relaxing at the entrance of his fish and wine restaurant
Gilles Berthommier and one of his puppets at the door of his workshop
Gilles Berthommier and one of his puppets at the door of his workshop
Julien Houssais welcomes sweet tooth to the luxurious pastry shop he manages
Julien Houssais welcomes sweet tooth to the luxurious pastry shop he manages
Maxime Hubert, at the entrance of the reference jazz music shop in Paris
Maxime Hubert, at the entrance of the reference jazz music shop in Paris
Nathalie Felber stands in front of the dry cleaner’s created by her great-grandfather
Nathalie Felber stands in front of the dry cleaner’s created by her great-grandfather
Norbert proudly displays the collection of shoes he designs
Norbert proudly displays the collection of shoes he designs
Régis Page welcomes visitors at his musical treasure cave
Régis Page welcomes visitors at his musical treasure cave
Vanessa Jacquiot, sales and marketing manager of the boutique hotel that was once Paris’s oldest bakery
Vanessa Jacquiot, sales and marketing manager of the boutique hotel that was once Paris’s oldest bakery

More info: Sebastian Erras | pixartprinting.com

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