Staircase Compositions

CompanyStudio Millspace
PhotographerLucas K. Doolan
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

This series of photographs documented the staircase details of the recently completed Taichung Metropolitan Opera House by architect Toyo Ito. I intend to accentuate the formal quality of the white staircase volume within the opera house interior through a more creative approach. These compositions visualised the staircase as design compositions, where staircase volumes and its formal conditions are treated as geometries floating in space. These photographs focused on producing gradual tonal difference between these white volumes in order to create subtle imageries of white staircase forms.

About Photographer

Based in Taipei, Taiwan, Lucas K. Doolan is an emerging artist, award-wining photographer primarily known for his architectural photography. Lucas has taught photographic software workshops at the University of Auckland, Elam School of Fine Arts and is a full time professional architectural photographer. He is currently working on a black and white photography project entitled Concrete Landscapes, which aims to document everyday spaces and compositions within our urban environment. Published internationally in numerous magazines, Doolan’s work has also been collected by various private collectors in New Zealand and Taiwan.