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As an architect, I enjoy the urban landscape for the unnoticed details out in the ordinary. The lost, random, and unpredictable humanise the small, unimportant places we frequent or avoid.
Seeking out simple, bland forms provides a blank canvas for the changing joy of light and shadow-play. Seasonal variation and contrasts of weathering or patina, with the odd chance of human use and misuse, all play a role in uncovering the hidden ‘animateur’.
Back lanes and service yards, and the neglected built edges are where opportunities exist to fine tune a story about place. Coaxing out the sundry details from the ‘hidden’ places in the urban chaos requires a focused examination, sometimes over many visits, to bring fresh insight to their subtleties.
BIO Steffen resides in Brisbane, Australia.
She is self taught and concentrates her collection of images around the urban street and local architecture. She trained and currently works as an architect in Brisbane on small scale residential and interior design projects. Whilst travelling is a passion, the majority of her images are found locally and explore the everyday and often unremarkable on her daily walks.