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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 and light industrial areas around where I walk daily offer simple, bland forms and a blank canvas for the changing light and shadow play, and where the odd occurrence of human existence can add delight.

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.

The ever changing condition of light, shadow and reflection, with seasonal variations through weathering and patina, and the long term use or misuse, play a role in uncovering the hidden animateur. 

BIO Steffen resides in Brisbane, Queensland 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 interiors projects, whilst undertaking a number of other creative pursuits. Whilst travelling is a passion, the majority of her images are found locally and explore the everyday and often unremarkable on her daily walks.