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As an architect, I enjoy the urban environment for the unnoticed details surrounding in the ordinary everyday, and where the lost, random, and unpredictable help to humanise the small and unimportant places and spaces.

The inner city or light industrial areas where I walk daily offer simple, bland forms to a blank canvas for changing light and shadow-play, with seasonal variations through weathering and patina,and the odd occurrences of human use and misuse, all playing a role to uncover the hidden ‘animateur’. 

Back streets and alleys, service yards, and neglected built edges are places I frequent and these allow opportunity to fine tune a story about that place. I try to coax out the sundry detail, often ‘unseen’ by most. These may be ‘hidden’ or embedded in the chaos or behind layers, and require 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.