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.

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.

More info: romainthiery.fr

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Hope Floats
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2 years ago

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

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Chris Pitch
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2 years ago

Makes me sad.

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Hope Floats
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

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

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dnvrcustodio
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2 years ago

I felt peace looking at this pic.

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EM
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2 years ago

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

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Misterscooter
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2 years ago

Forgotten melody.

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Misterscooter
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2 years ago

This is like a dream.

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Misterscooter
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2 years ago

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

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Edy Eko
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2 years ago

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

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MadamButterfly
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2 years ago

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

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MadamButterfly
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2 years ago

Silent keys,played with a heavy heart. :(

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Sandra
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2 years ago

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

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Sandra
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2 years ago

....lonely....

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sharron lynn parsons
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2 years ago

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

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Sree S
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2 years ago

The fireplace makes me wince in pain...

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MadamButterfly
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2 years ago

A tear drop accompanies every note played.

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Bogumil Pospiech
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2 years ago

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

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