to prove his attachment to photography and pianos, french artist romain thiery captures this musical instrument in old abandoned villas all over europe. titled ‘requiem for pianos’, the series depicts pianos as lonely centerpieces of the photographs within beautiful and forgotten interiors.


requiem pour pianos 11, forgotten piano in an abandoned villa in france

 

thiery’s pianos are usually old broken — reflecting the scruffy walls and the rouches of the curtains, the elegant objects sometimes miss their keys, sometimes are completely dismantled but always sit imposingly. to collect his images, the photographer has explored several countries including france, italy, belgium, germany, and poland.


requiem pour pianos 4, forgotten piano in an abandoned hospital in germany

 


requiem pour pianos 6, forgotten piano in an abandoned villa in germany

 


requiem pour pianos 7, forgotten piano in an abandoned castle in france

 


requiem pour pianos 8, forgotten piano in an abandoned castle in france

 


requiem pour pianos 10, forgotten piano in an abandoned villa in france

 


requiem pour pianos 28, forgotten piano in an abandoned hospital in germany

 


requiem pour pianos 30, forgotten piano in an abandoned palace in poland

 


requiem pour pianos 33, forgotten piano in an abandoned palace in poland

 


requiem pour pianos 38, forgotten piano in an abandoned military hospital in germany

 


requiem pour pianos 40, forgotten piano in an abandoned industry in belgium

 


requiem pour pianos 47, forgotten piano in an abandoned palace in poland

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: maria erman | designboom

  • Staged, no? …even if, very compelling images. Excellent.

    When in the Army in Germany, the old ruins were the most beautiful to photograph because we did not have many in the States.

    Jim

    JimCan says:
  • Superbes images, mais tristes…

    BernadetteBS says:
  • I wonder what is a Russian sign mentioning the communist party doing in an abandoned military hospital in Germany…? Interesting.

    Andrea says:

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