TOKYO-2018 Architecture / Interiors

The Downward Spiral

  • Prize
    Gold in Architecture/Interiors, 1st Place winner in Architecture
  • Photographer
    Katherine Young
  • Technical Info
    Nikon D800 (full Frame), 14-24mm F/2.8, 16-35mm F/4, Various Iso, F And Shutter Speeds
  • Photo Date
    2015, 2016 and 2017

Staircases can be found in incredibly varied forms such as triangular, circular, rectangular and oval and are made of myriad of materials from stone and concrete to wood, metal and brick. As much as they are functional, staircases are also decorative and form an integral part of any building. They use visual language of form, shape, lines, colour and texture to create an abstract composition that truly appeals to me. In my entry which combines images from my Downward Spiral (looking down the staircase) and Serpentine (looking up) series, I tried to capture the beauty of London staircases.

I’m an avid, amateur fine art photographer currently based in London. I began my own journey with travel photography, aiming to capture the essence of each of the places I visited. Inspired by the contemporary environment of Singapore, I later focused my attention on cityscapes and architecture. More recently, I find myself attracted to nature and seascapes.