With our heads in the clouds, we often forget about the material beauty and art that surrounds us. Sebastian Erras, however, has won acclaim and a wide following for documenting the beauty of the world beneath our feet. Sebastian is a German freelance photographer specialising in interior photography. He has a passion and a keen eye for symmetry, design and decoration. With “Parisian Floors” he started taking pictures of the floor of the city of Paris, inspired by the mosaics during a trip to Marrakech and his visit to the Bahai Palace. In his Instagram account (@parisianfloors), he shows a brilliant collection of floors from different parts of the world.
This personal project of the German photographer tries to capture the surprising patterns of ceramic tiles, discovered while travelling through the cities. Starting with Paris, Sebastian has gone on to photograph different European cities such as Barcelona, London and Venice. In all of them, his shoes appear to give a sense of scale and remind us that sometimes it is also permissible to look down. The series draws attention not only to design but also to fashion, as Erras’ elegant shoes have increasingly become part of the compositions of his photographs.
All images credited to Sebastian Erras Photography