Nikola Olić is a photographer based in Dallas, Texas, who turns monsters of glass and steel into imaginary, abstract creatures. The compositions of his shots combine frames, orientations, and overlays to create mind-bending urban landscapes that allow the viewer to interpret them freely. This does not stop him from labeling all his works with a wordplay captions “explaining” his work, and the exact location of the building, as if to relate it to reality.
Olić’s goal is to get closer to cities, to give meaning to the great buildings, and to show architecture as a powerful historical, political, technological, and economic marker of a city’s life. The photographer says he doesn’t start with a ready plan or logic what he’s going to photograph but tries to integrate urban spaces and studies the options they offer. His creative process consists of random walks while observing and getting to know the buildings around in intimate sense… crawling, climbing, with backpack and camera in hand.