Nikola Olic is a Serbian photographer living and working in Dallas, Texas. Nikola’s focus is on architectural photography and abstract structural quotes that re-imagine their subjects in playful, dimensionless and disorienting ways. His photography has appeared in various galleries, art events, museums, magazines, newspapers and websites around the world.

“Each photograph in this collection is accompanied with the exact coordinates and a short description of where it was taken, offering a direct connection between the unexpected visual space of the photograph, and the real world of cars, buildings, people and noise in which it exists. This is intended as a demystifying tool essential to abstract photography, reminding us that these subjects – beautiful or otherwise – are on every corner, in places we visit and places we live in.”

Enjoy…

A photograph by Nikola Olic as published in Photo/Foto Magazine
Chocolate Building
The completely saturated visual space of the two buildings of the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas clashing against each other into a stable central column reminds me of a half-melted chocolate bar offering a tasty break from high-stakes stress in the gambling capitol of the world.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Camera Coordinates: 36.122417, -115.163121
A photograph by Nikola Olic as published in Photo/Foto Magazine
United Chrysler Nations
The Chrysler building and the United Nations building are about half a mile apart, connected by New York City’s 42nd street, and also by a zoom lens from western edge of queens.
New York City, New York
Camera Coordinates: 40.746435, -73.958250
A photograph by Nikola Olic as published in Photo/Foto Magazine
Constructed Sky
Crisp blue summer Chicago sky was replaced with a crisp blue facade of a modern high-rise a few blocks west of Millennium Park, giving a pause and a delayed pleasure in studying their combination.
Chicago, Illinois
Camera Coordinates: 41.874439, -87.625420
A photograph by Nikola Olic as published in Photo/Foto Magazine
The Cross
The Getty museum is at once a part of Los Angeles, but also completely separate from it. That is not by accident, visitors are given a slow trolley ride up a hill, never hinting at the museum details that await. The slow ride is worth the wait and the anticipation. Once on top of the hill, the Getty museum reveals to be many museums in one, combined by an earth-inspired architecture and facade that gives the museum a solid and permanent feeling. It looks over Los Angeles, competing for attention with famous letters on that other Hollywood hill.
Los Angeles, California
Camera Coordinates: 34.076756, -118.473524
A photograph by Nikola Olic as published in Photo/Foto Magazine
The Diagonal
Two sides on the same building, made to look like it is divided against itself, another addition to Manhattan west side’s recent architectural growth. Years in the making, like many buildings from the famed Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), every new facade addition invoked anticipation, suspense and vocal analysis from walkers and joggers below.
New York City, New York
Camera Coordinates: 40.771000, -73.994654
A photograph by Nikola Olic as published in Photo/Foto Magazine
Old Belo Building
An unusually angled roof on a corporate building in downtown Dallas is completely flattened into an unexpected shape when standing in one precise location in the park across the street.
Dallas, Texas
Camera Coordinates: 32.776214, -96.807018
A photograph by Nikola Olic as published in Photo/Foto Magazine
Hong Kong Flow
The Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin temple in Hong Kong gives another reminder of how a bustling city of 7 million people can become tranquil and mute within seconds of walking inside a temple, with its gray walls and tiles effortlessly blending with surround high-rises, posing the question how millions of people quickly flow in and out of these giant monotone structures.
Hong Kong, China
Camera Coordinates: 22.341770, 114.195513
A photograph by Nikola Olic as published in Photo/Foto Magazine
Ground Zero Balance
Massive white wings of Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus structure play a part in the sombre balance of light and shadow, sky and structure, old and new, heavy and light, at the Ground Zero Memorial in NYC.
New York City, New York
Camera Coordinates: 40.710685, -74.010917
A photograph by Nikola Olic as published in Photo/Foto Magazine
Museum Triangle
The museum tower in downtown Dallas was a crucial architectural addition intended to solidify the urban core of the city in proximity to a strong arts community, placing the tower close to both the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Klyde Warren park, whose reflective stage covering provided an interesting geometric and colorful addition to the elegant facade of the museum tower a few blocks behind.
Dallas, Texas
Camera Coordinates: 32.789328, -96.801584
A photograph by Nikola Olic as published in Photo/Foto Magazine
Pipe Dream
Crucial part of the new roof over the Arthur Ashe stadium at Flushing Meadows are wide, long and bright blue support beams, intertwined through the upper section of the stadium.
New York City, New York
Camera Coordinates: 40.749551, -73.847457
A photograph by Nikola Olic as published in Photo/Foto Magazine
Shredder Building
Shinjuku area of Tokyo is an intoxicating visual cocktail of buildings, people, modernity and speed. Although located adjacent to famous buildings like the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building, the Shinjuku Washington Hotel offers disorienting windows and facade that command attention. Being next to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building, busy street traffic hurries the exploration. The solution is found on the street median, helping synchronize clean brutalist architectural lines with your camera and the eye.
Tokyo, Japan
Camera Coordinates: 35.688394, 139.692546
A photograph by Nikola Olic as published in Photo/Foto Magazine
Building with Slices
An important part of the beautiful westside view of New York City is Frank Gehry’s glass-heavy IAC building. It is his first design completely covered in glass, using a method that cleverly obscures the divisions between floors, with 1349 unique panels imported from Italy. Lined up behind it across 19th street which separates the two buildings is another glass-heavy building perfectly complementing the saturated visual space of the two structures as viewed from the narrow sidewalk alongside the busy and loud 11th avenue.
New York City, New York
Camera Coordinates: 40.744233, -74.008313
A photograph by Nikola Olic as published in Photo/Foto Magazine
Building with Steps
The tallest building in Fort Worth, Texas, this simple brutalist architectural design is a unique addition to the vibrant and growing downtown landscape, with a strong, repetitive pattern of windows being interrupted by meticulous, powerful vertical lines. It is the first and the last building you see when driving past this charming Texas town. It also serves as a prominent symbol of both economic and urban activity in the surrounding downtown area, with the interesting Jonathan Borofsky aluminum sculpture placed near.
Fort Worth, Texas
Camera Coordinates: 32.750250, -97.340030
A photograph by Nikola Olic as published in Photo/Foto Magazine
Subway Curves
Subway stop ceiling at a station in Lower Manhattan, offering a welcome surprise and a great start for eager passengers and tourists walking up to the New York city surface.
New York City, New York
Camera Coordinates: 40.712364, -74.005233
A photograph by Nikola Olic as published in Photo/Foto Magazine
Twisted Building
With its metallic waves and twisted reflections, this Frank Gehry masterpiece looks as out of place in the financial district as it would in any other part of New York City in a beautifully unexpected way. Unlike many structures around it, this one serves no business or financial purpose – just an unusual apartment building and a tourist attraction whose saturated, colorful sameness and differentness are best photographically explored through the various angles and views from the nearby Brooklyn Bridge.
New York City, New York
Camera Coordinates: 40.706487, -73.997294
A photograph by Nikola Olic as published in Photo/Foto Magazine
Vortex Building
In a city known for fast luck, bright lights and high stakes, architecture can both match it and contrast it with this cold soothing visual vortex that appeared on the side of a building.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Camera Coordinates: 36.108235, -115.172827

See more of Nikola’s work at:

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