Anna Kueffner was born 1982 in Neuwied am Rhein. After graduating from school and from university she started with photography in her sparetime. Together with her husband she works in her own studio in Sinzig, Germany.
Roman Kueffner was born 1982 in Leverkusen. After graduating from school Küffner studied in Düsseldorf. While studying he started to spent time on photography. Together with his wife he works in his own studio in Sinzig, Germany.
Both artists founded their project “Blackbird Street” in 2012. The focus of their work lies on documentary photography of abandoned and lost places. The artists work in ruins and lost places that have been enriced the everyday life all over the world.
Technics and artistic examination
• HDR photography
• Location shots of historical buildings
• Interior of abandoned buildings like schools, hospitals, theatres, cinemas and embassies
• Trashed shoes
The aethetics of absence.
A place has been abandoned, the life that it once filled is gone - but these rooms created a life of its own. The contrast is so close that you can nearly touch it.
We devote ourselves to buildings beyond the former use and capture the beauty in decay. Nothing is staged by us, we photograph the places as we find them and only use the light prevailing at the time of our stay there. These places touch us and the longing to find more of forgotten places, to explore them and contribute their stories to the world.
Most unnoticed and hidden - all these places exist in addition to the fast-moving present. Our works should immediately draw the viewer in other times, past eras. Sometimes surrounded by forests, sometimes also right on our doorstep. As time capsules these places preserve their history and former life like in parallel worlds. They develop a unique aesthetic - an aesthetic of absence.