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Sensational staircases from around the world

Photos logoPhotos 18/10/2018

Photographer Romina Kutlesa has been capturing a fascinating facet of architecture — maze-like geometric patterns in the form of winding staircases. We take a look at the artist's creative take on the world of architecture.

© Romina Kutlesa/Solent News/Shutterstock    Her photos of spiral, helical and square staircases, encased in blue, yellow, red, white, black and other colors, give the impression of surrealist paintings when photographed either from the top or the ground floor.

© Romina Kutlesa/Solent News/Shutterstock    The majority of her work captures staircases in Munich, Gemany, but being an active traveler she has also photographed staircases in cities like Berlin and Hamburg.

© Romina Kutlesa/Solent News/Shutterstock    "Whenever I go on a holiday — places like Lyon in France or Amsterdam for example — I try to find some nice spots."

"Each staircase is different. Some of them are very high with lots of steps whereas others are less conformist, or very clean and modern."

© Romina Kutlesa/Solent News/Shutterstock    "Staircases or close-up architecture images are probably the last thing that would come to mind, if somebody were to ask about potentially interesting photography subjects."

© Romina Kutlesa/Solent News/Shutterstock   "However, these spiral, helical and square staircases are all created from different materials and come in varied forms."

© Romina Kutlesa/Solent News/Shutterstock    "I have come to realize there are many beautiful sets of stairs and buildings around you that will make an interesting image."

© Romina Kutlesa/Solent News/Shutterstock    "The photos can sometimes look like surrealist or abstract paintings."

© Romina Kutlesa/Solent News/Shutterstock   Kutlesa, who has captured friend and fellow photographer Christian Theile in some of her images, tries out various postures to get the best angle for her frame.

© Romina Kutlesa/Solent News/Shutterstock    "Before I start my shooting I take some time to check out my location from different perspectives to decide which will be the best angle for my image."

© Romina Kutlesa/Solent News/Shutterstock    "I usually either stand or lay at the bottom or carefully peek over the banister at the top and use the spiraling stairs as a frame."

© Romina Kutlesa/Solent News/Shutterstock    "It's a sense of happiness when you find a good staircase! Some spots can be tricky because you won't be allowed to take a picture from that location, but I always try to get an image."

© Romina Kutlesa/Solent News/Shutterstock   "When it's a situation like that you can't help but feel a little nervous - it's like "Mission Impossible" but with a happy ending."

Photographer takes photos of spiralling staircases - Aug 2016 © Romina Kutlesa/Solent News/Shutterstock Photographer takes photos of spiralling staircases - Aug 2016 On her upcoming projects, she said: "I hope to shoot a lot more amazing staircases in the future."

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