I can't honestly say what it is about spiral staircases that I love so much…
…but I know that when I travel to a new city, before the pilot extends the landing gear, I will have already scoured the Web searching to see if there are any spiral staircase I can photograph once I land, so my love for them is real, even if I can't quite articulate exactly why.
Maybe it's the drama they create. Maybe it's that each one looks so different, or that they can be very modern, or classic and old school, and still each has its own story to tell. They're not particular hard to shoot; it doesn't require a lot of high-end gear — the biggest obstacle to shooting them is getting access to them. Sometimes it's easy — sometimes you need special permission, but it's always fun (except for those times where I have to hang out over the railing a bit, and my very real fear of heights takes over and limits how long that shoot will go). Whatever it is, I'm glad you're here and for letting me share some of my favorites.
It all started with this photo below