Abstract structural photography offers playful re-imagination of what urban structures might represent, both in a real physical sense and a personal experimental one, drawing us closer to the cities we explore by assigning these structures a purpose and meaning that reflects us, our stories, and our histories.
Every photograph in this collection comes with a story, a brief commentary about the structure being photographed, its name, and the exact coordinates where it was taken. offering a quick return to the real world in which the structure exists, of cars, noise, buildings and people, and is intended as a demystifying tool, reminding us that these structures — beautiful or otherwise — are among us on every corner, in cities we visit or cities where we live.
Through exploring their surroundings, urban structures give us the ability to, in essence, paint with architecture. By re-appropriating these urban entities as our colors and brushes, these guerrilla photography efforts help create new intellectual and philosophical visual spaces with equal parts formalism, precisionism and architectural abstraction.
Finally, to help anchor this collection within a broader international photographic context, it humbly exists in a space shaped by tranquil and comedic ideas of Luigi Ghirri, urban precision of Andreas Gursky, unpredictability and playfulness of Andre Kertesz, and architectural instincts and patience of the wonderful Michael Wolf.
Nikola Olic is a Serbian photographer living and working in Dallas, Texas, focusing on architectural photography and abstract structural quotes that reimagine their subjects in playful, dimensionless and disorienting ways. His photography has appeared in various galleries, private collections, public spaces, art events, museums, magazines, newspapers and websites around the world.