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Gold 2019 Architecture / Interiors

The Downward Spiral

  • Photographer
    Katherine Young
  • Prize
    Gold in Architecture / Interiors

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.

Katherine Young is an avid fine art amateur photographer. Her interest in photography started at an early age however it has only been in the last four years that Katherine took her hobby more seriously. Katherine’s real passion is black-and-white photography as she feels that monochromatic images have a surreal and timeless quality which leaves a striking impact on the viewer. Without the distraction of colour, the photograph looks cleaner and reveals the very soul of the subject.