Honorable Mention / 2018 / Fine Art / Other_FA

Requiem pour pianos

  • Photographer
    Romain Thiery

As a 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 thirty 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.

To achieve my Requiem pour pianos series, I have explored several
countries in Europe. Musical notes of these abandoned pianos
reason again in these buildings in ruins, giving free rein to our
imagination.