Benoit Paillé photographed these portraits of “rabatteurs” on the Chateau d’eau in Paris. Rabatteurs, people who stand outside storefronts trying to lure customers in from the street, are plentiful in this area located in the 10th arrondissement of Paris where there are many African hair salons and Chinese nail salons all trying to compete and attract patrons.
Paillé is a self-taught Canadian photographer and Art Director currently based in Montreal. He uses photography as a “medium to reach out to the individual”. This series is titled “A Stranger” and Paillé promises 20-25 more portraits are coming soon.
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