Wednesday, November 9, 2016


Spiral staircases are a common subject for many photos it seems. The twisting lines are almost hypnotic, but am I just stealing the work of the architect? It is a pretty obvious target for the photographer.

This particular stairway, which is really more of a ramp, is in the Vatican museum but it is not being used anymore. The entrance and lobby was expanded and modernized a number of years ago and the traffic now by-passes this feature.

But I could not help myself and took the picture.

1 comment:

  1. It's an interesting point when it comes to photographing artwork, graffiti, architectural features etc as to whether we are just using someone else's designs to make a picture. I think a huge percentage of images fall into that category and I think they are entirely valid. Firstly there is the challenge in producing an image that does justice to the object and presents it 'pictorially' (and you've done a fine job in this image), John. But for me I view all my images as visual documents of where I have been and what I have seen and when I see something beautiful or worthy of merit I want to capture it. Firstly because I want to record it and share it. Secondly because I find images of places like this inspiring and we need sources of inspiration if we are to grow as photographers.