Over the course of 2 years Sebastian Erras has been exploring a totally unknown side of Paris - the beauty of mosaic and tile floors that are hidden in hallways, cafés and museums all over the city. With a simple change of perspective he unraveled a side of Paris that remained unnoticed by most its Parisians and tourists. Since then he has been publishing his discoveries on the Instagram account @parisianfloors and continues to search the city’s most impressive floors.
Sebastian Erras is a german photographer and his main body of work consists of documenting interesting interiors and architecture all over Europe and unraveling untold stories on his travels.
Sebastian Erras is a German photographer. His interest in photography started with a trip to
the Massai Mara in Kenya as he was trying to capture the local wildlife. Since 2009 he is a
full-member of the GDT (German Wildlife Photographers) and CO-Founder of the GDT Youth
Group. Meanwhile his work has been published in numerous nature and wildlife magazines
and in 2010 he won the 2nd prize of the Fritz Pölking Nachwuchspreis der GDT. After his
studies in International Marketing, he decided to become a fulltime photographer. Having
always had a passion for design and architecture, he specialized in the field of interior and
architecture photography. Erras has created “Parisian Floors”, an Instagram account in
which he logs some of the most interesting floor designs he has spotted. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx