Rather than searching for historic sites across the city, photographer Sebastian Erras has resorted to the enormous diversity of Parisian shops to convey the story of one of the world’s most renowned cities.
Erras’ concept became a project called Paris Re-tale, in which he filmed the bright shops and their happy owners, who aren’t lacking in color themselves, thanks to his collaboration with Pixartprinting.
Sebastian isn’t the only person to find a unique way to communicate his experience. He captured the enormous range of floor tiles in Paris and Barcelona before the Paris Re-tale.
#1 Drew Harré, relaxing at the entrance of his fish and wine restaurant
#2 Julien Houssais welcomes sweet tooth to the luxurious pastry shop he manages
#3 Boris Lumé, standing proudly at the entrance of his picturesque bakery-confectionery
#4 Régis Page welcomes visitors at his musical treasure cave
#5 Bernard Poussin (left) and Diane Junique (right) in front of their two-centuries-old chocolaterie
#6 Dorothée Hoffmann never takes off her apron when she is at her ceramics workshop
#7 Maxime Hubert, at the entrance of the reference jazz music shop in Paris
#8 Nathalie Felber stands in front of the dry cleaner’s created by her great-grandfather
#9 Alexandre Boyer, surrounded by pictures and posters from the history of cinema
#10 Didier Madamour at the entrance of the Melac restaurant
#11 Avijid Gosh welcomes people passionate about art at the hotel he runs
#12 Chef Christophe Duparay in front of his restaurant
#13 Norbert proudly displays the collection of shoes he designs
#14 Vanessa Jacquiot, sales and marketing manager of the boutique hotel that was once Paris’s oldest bakery
#15 Gilles Berthommier and one of his puppets at the door of his workshop
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