After my adventures with Pixartprinting exploring the floors of Venice, Barcelona and London, the web to print company called me again to start a new and exciting project. It consists in discovering cities through their historical and beautiful storefronts.
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.
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.
#1 Drew Harré, Relaxing At The Entrance Of His Fish And Wine Restaurant
#2 Bernard Poussin (Left) And Diane Junique In Front Of Their Two-Centuries-Old Chocolaterie
#3 Chef Christophe Duparay In Front Of His Restaurant
#4 Alain, At The Door Of His Barber Shop, The Most Famous In Paris
#5 Boris Lumé, Standing Proudly At The Entrance Of His Lovely Bakery-Confectionery
#6 Gilles Berthommier And One Of His Puppets At The Door Of His Workshop
#7 Norbert Proudly Displays The Collection Of Shoes He Designs
#8 Yann Bilhaud Waits For Children At The Door Of The Toy Shop He Runs
#9 Stefan Perrier, In Front Of What Looks Like A Hat Shop, But Is In Fact A Leading Art Bookshop
#10 Dorothée Hoffmann Never Takes Off Her Apron When She Is At Her Ceramics Workshop