Staircase photography has always had a mysterious effect on me. I love the contrast between the architecture’s horizontal and vertical lines and the unexpected curves of spiral staircase photography. The sudden change of shape the architect includes to achieve a perfect balance between the different forms in his design is usually very photogenic.
As a photographer, I am particularly intrigued by the details in an architectural composition added to the design, such as modern cubes adding light to each step of a classic grand staircase. The final image usually turns into a dream space where color, angles, and the wood on the floor seem to be dancing a perfectly improvised waltz.
I love shooting a staircase because it has so much to tell: it connects one part of a place to another, links one story to another, and jumps from one galaxy to another. Stairs are the thin line residing amidst two worlds. The stream of their passage usually leads to true beauty as its movement draws fascinating forms and shapes. A spiral staircase reminds me of our existence: unpredictable and surprising while waltzing endlessly around, as time is ticking everything away to the following chapters of our lives.