International Contest Honouring Fine Art Photography - 4th Edition - 2017/2018
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Architecture NOMINEE (amateur)
NOMINEE: Nikola Olic
Structure Photography (Series
Abstract structural photography affords conceptual excursions and playful imagining of what massive solid immovable city structures might represent, both in a real urban 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 comes with a story -- literally. Eleven lines of commentary about the structure being photographed, its name, and the nickname seen in it through the viewfinder. Around the story -- again literally -- is a map showing the city, the street intersection, and which way the camera was pointing.
These spatial reference points offer a quick return to the real world in which the structure exists, of cars, noise, buildings, people and interim visual possibilities, and are 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.
This photographic opportunity can be suspended by a camera shutter for a fraction of a second, and transformed permanently both into what we see in the structure, and whatever at that moment we find in ourselves.
Nikola Olic is a photographer living and working in Dallas, Texas, focusing on architectural photography and abstract structural quotes that reimagine their subjects in dimensionless and disorienting ways.
Each photograph -- a carefully orchestrated and patiently executed mission -- is accompanied with a short story about the subject, its name and the nickname seen in it through the camera viewfinder. Around the story is a critical part of this short visual journey: a minimalist map showing the city, the street intersection, the orientation, and the placement and direction of the camera.
These spatial references offer a quick return to the real world, of cars, buildings, people and interim visual possibilities. They are intended as demystifying tools essential to abstract photography, reminding that these structures -- beautiful or otherwise -- are on every corner, in places we visit and places we live in.
The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art - Dallas, TX
Uptown Downtown Gallery - Rockwall, TX
Peter Miller Fine Art Gallery - Providence, RI
Black Box Gallery - Portland, OR
2014 Dallas Fashion & Art Show
The Houston Chronicle
The Marker Newspaper (Israel)
Bartlett Lobby Magazine (UK)
Creative Boom (UK)
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