Nils Eisfeld, German photographer, picked staircases as his obsession.
He got a special eye to notice great shapes and angles over what you may have thought were just stairs.
Eisfeld’s Stairs series includes lamp-bulb, eye, egg, rabbit hole, leaf-shaped spiral cases and lots of other whatever-your-mind-whispers-to-you canvases of stairs.
Each image in Eisfeld’s vast portfolio transports the viewer on a visual journey.
In some instances, one is drawn into a colorful, one-of-a-kind rabbit hole.
Other times, the photographer’s surreal stairs resemble a myriad of things.
Like a sky filled with fluffy clouds taking the shape of real-life objects, Eisfeld’s staircase photos offer mind-boggling silhouettes of a lightbulb, an eye, a broken egg, and a foot, not to mention banisters that resemble the ledger lines and bars in sheet music.
Each architectural structure has its own shape and personality.
“My enthusiasm for architectural photography developed early on. It is mainly the graphical, simple and abstract aspects that determine my preferences and my pictures. Anyone who loves architecture and photographs sooner or later stumbles over staircases. Especially spiral staircases, especially those with “eye”, exert a very special fascination, and also this has totally captured me. For years, I have been looking for such stairs and their spirals everywhere I go.” –
Inspire your imagination with these spectacular examples of Nils Eisfeld’s work.