Who knows how places are when we’re not there.
What happens to your house while you’re out? It’s still your home as well as you remember, as well as you feel it when you’re in?
Places are alive, they have a soul that is mixed with your when you’re there. A respectful and discreet soul that leaves space for your existence every time you’re there and that takes its own when you leave.
And if you go away forever that soul becomes physical, it becomes broken mirrors, wild plants, dust, destroyed furniture, peeling paint.
Romain Thiery is a french photographer who has made of abandonment, oblivion and exploring his passion. With his camera captures the soul of these places that are defined “empty”, but they are full. Full of silence, full of light, feet expectations and memories of past lives, time, pieces of glass and wood thrown by the wind, of air that fills and empties.
An abandoned space is all that it is gone.