As a professional photographer and pianist from France, I am fortunate to be able to meet the two artistic worlds that are close to my heart: photography and pianos.


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My “Requiem for pianos” series is a proof of my attachment to music and photography, both my passions. Tirelessly practicing Chopin on my grand piano in my house, I am also a photographer who, on one of my urban explorations, captures pictures of this instrument lying there and further intensifying the mystery surrounding the place.

About fifty of my photographs are focused on a central object: the piano; sometimes with some of its keys missing, sometimes completely dismantled but always sitting imposingly.

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.

To achieve my Requiem pour pianos series, I have explored several countries including France, Italy, Belgium, Ukraine, Germany, and Poland. Through my images, the musical notes of these abandoned pianos reason again in these buildings in ruins, giving free rein to our imagination.

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Hope Floats 7 months ago

This staircase is beautiful.. How sad that such a stately old building is being left to decay...

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Chris Pitch 7 months ago

Makes me sad.

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Hope Floats 7 months ago

This was once such a beautiful room, that must have echoed with the sounds of yesterdays...How sad that it's just been left to decay..

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Sree S 7 months ago

THe floor looks.... SO FLOOFY!!!

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dnvrcustodio 7 months ago

I felt peace looking at this pic.

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EM 7 months ago

Pictures still up, looks like someone left in a hurry.

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Misterscooter 7 months ago

Forgotten melody.

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Misterscooter 7 months ago

This is like a dream.

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Misterscooter 7 months ago

This setting should be in a video game, in a darkened room.

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Edy Eko 6 months ago

Is this really abandoned? Cause I see things pretty clean here

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MadamButterfly 7 months ago

Beauty forever remains,hauntingly,even after destruction,even if it's through a crack.

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MadamButterfly 7 months ago

Silent keys,played with a heavy heart. :(

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Sandra 7 months ago

Wow, I can imagine what I could do with this room.....

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Sandra 7 months ago

....lonely....

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sharron lynn parsons 7 months ago

With a good imagination, I can see the beauty that once was !

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Sree S 7 months ago

The fireplace makes me wince in pain...

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MadamButterfly 7 months ago

A tear drop accompanies every note played.

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Bogumil Pospiech 6 months ago

So sad pictures. Looks like the old, forgotten cemetery of live music...

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