Ever since I was captivated by abandoned and decaying buildings with their own history and, thus, they belong to my oldest photographic themes. The withdrawal of the soviet military forces in Germany, the annulment of the NVA (army of the GDR) and the end of the cold war has left numerous empty, often historic buildings that are decaying now for more than 20 years. In many cases they have no chance of preservation as the required capital assets are not balanced by the profit that can be expected in a sparsely populated country such as Brandenburg. When taking photos in such places I do not just want to keep records of them. Rather my aim is to capture the unique mood of these abandoned, quiet rooms, which inspires associations despite or because of their emptiness and darkness, and send the viewer on an emotional mind trip. The project ”Decaying Staircases“ can be considered as continuation of my project ”Vacancy“ (also presented on Behance), now with a focus on staircases.