Meet Romain Thiery, an amateur piano player who started learning piano at the age of 5 and started photography 10 years ago, that hobby turned into a passion and, eventually, a profession the day he found a forgotten piano in an abandoned castle in south of France.
Romain Thiery believes the piano to be, in his own words, deeply rooted in the depths of our culture and sought to explore the instrument from an original angle. He made his life’s mission to combine his two biggest passions and set out to find abandoned mansions around Europe where old pianos had been left behind. The series that emerged from Thiery’s work is called “Requiem pour pianos” and has catapulted the photographer name into notoriety among tastemakers and art connoisseurs around the world. In recent years, he has won international photography awards at various competitions and festivals.
You’ll discover: how he started in photography, how his love of photographing pianos in abandoned locations evolved, the process of finding pianos in abandoned locations, what it feels like to walk into those abandoned homes, how he lights and shoots his images, the opportunities that have been created as a result of this project, . . .