Romain Thiery is a French professional photographer and pianist specialising in capturing portraits of forgotten pianos in abandoned buildings across Europe. Through his work, Romain is fortunate to be able to blend the two artistic worlds closest to his heart: photography and pianos. The locations that he looks for have to fulfill certain criteria that his artistic process requires – his subject, the forgotten piano, must be surrounded by atmosphere, space, light and texture in order to satisfy his desire to sit at the crossroads of his two artistic worlds.

“As a pianist myself, emotion takes over when I discover an abandoned piano. This is the aim of my art: my two passions are then united in one and the same feeling.”

The ‘Requiem Pour Pianos’ series now includes over sixty photographs all focused on a central object: the piano – sometimes with some of its keys missing, sometimes completely dismantled – but always sitting imposingly.

In the course of the series, Romain has explored many European countries including France, Italy, Belgium, Ukraine, Germany, Bulgaria, Romania, Spain and Poland. Through his images, the musical notes of these abandoned pianos once again resonate through these buildings left in ruins.

Enjoy…

A photograph by Romain Thiery as published in Photo/Foto Magazine
Requiem pour pianos 1 : Abandoned hotel in Belgium, 2015
A photograph by Romain Thiery as published in Photo/Foto Magazine
Requiem pour pianos 3 : Abandoned castle in France, 2017
A photograph by Romain Thiery as published in Photo/Foto Magazine
Requiem pour pianos 4 : Abandoned hospital in Germany, 2015
A photograph by Romain Thiery as published in Photo/Foto Magazine
Requiem pour pianos 5: Abandoned music school in Ukraine (Chernobyl), 2017
A photograph by Romain Thiery as published in Photo/Foto Magazine
Requiem pour pianos 6: Abandoned house in Germany, 2017
A photograph by Romain Thiery as published in Photo/Foto Magazine
Requiem pour pianos 7: Abandoned castle in France, 2015, now under renovation
A photograph by Romain Thiery as published in Photo/Foto Magazine
Requiem pour pianos 8 : Abandoned castle in France 2016, now under renovation
A photograph by Romain Thiery as published in Photo/Foto Magazine
Requiem pour pianos 10 : Abandoned villa in France, 2014
A photograph by Romain Thiery as published in Photo/Foto Magazine
Requiem pour pianos 11: abandoned manor in France, 2014
A photograph by Romain Thiery as published in Photo/Foto Magazine
Requiem pour pianos 21: Abandoned house in Germany, 2018
A photograph by Romain Thiery as published in Photo/Foto Magazine
Requiem pour pianos 28: Abandoned hospital in Germany, 2018
A photograph by Romain Thiery as published in Photo/Foto Magazine
Requiem pour pianos 30: Abandoned palace in Poland, 2018
A photograph by Romain Thiery as published in Photo/Foto Magazine
Requiem pour pianos 32: Abandoned castle in Germany, 2017
A photograph by Romain Thiery as published in Photo/Foto Magazine
Requiem pour pianos 33: Abandoned palace in Poland, 2017
A photograph by Romain Thiery as published in Photo/Foto Magazine
Requiem pour pianos 37: Abandoned house in Belgium, 2016
A photograph by Romain Thiery as published in Photo/Foto Magazine
Requiem pour pianos 38: Abandoned military hospital in Germany, 2018
A photograph by Romain Thiery as published in Photo/Foto Magazine
Requiem pour pianos 40: Abandoned industry in Belgium, 2018
A photograph by Romain Thiery as published in Photo/Foto Magazine
Requiem pour pianos 42: Abandoned house in France, 2018
A photograph by Romain Thiery as published in Photo/Foto Magazine
Requiem pour pianos 47: Abandoned palace in Poland, 2017
A photograph by Romain Thiery as published in Photo/Foto Magazine
Requiem pour pianos 53: Abandoned theatre in Bulgaria, 2016

See more of Romain’s work at:

romainthiery.fr | Instagram

All images copyright Romain Thiery.

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