Explore The Coordinates

“This collection hopes to invite readers to explore the coordinates that accompany every photograph, and how those structures we encounter interact with their surroundings, giving us the ability to, in essence, paint with architecture.” - the artist

Bird Mirror, 2017. Color Photograph, 20 x 24 inches. Dallas, Texas. Camera Coordinates: 32.789305, -96.801574

Bird Mirror, 2017. Color Photograph, 20 x 24 inches. Dallas, Texas. Camera Coordinates: 32.789305, -96.801574

Nikola Olic is a Serbian photographer living and working in Dallas, Texas, focusing on architectural photography and abstract structural quotes that re-imagine their subjects in playful, dimensionless and disorienting ways.

Blue Rectangle, 2017. Color Photograph, 20 x 24 inches. New York, New York. Camera Coordinates: 40.741477, -73.960636 

Blue Rectangle, 2017. Color Photograph, 20 x 24 inches. New York, New York. Camera Coordinates: 40.741477, -73.960636 

Each o the artists’ works is accompanied with the exact coordinates and a short description 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.

Square Pegs, 2017. Color Photograph, 20 x 24 inches. New York, New York. Camera Coordinates: 40.745522, -73.946869.

Square Pegs, 2017. Color Photograph, 20 x 24 inches. New York, New York. Camera Coordinates: 40.745522, -73.946869.

This is intended as a demystifying tool essential to abstract photography, reminding that these subjects -- beautiful or otherwise -- are on every corner, in places we visit and places we live in.

United Chrysler Nations, 2017. Color Photograph, 20 x 24 inches. New York, New York. Camera Coordinates: 40.746435, -73.958250

United Chrysler Nations, 2017. Color Photograph, 20 x 24 inches. New York, New York. Camera Coordinates: 40.746435, -73.958250

This collection hopes to invite readers to explore the coordinates that accompany every photograph, and how those structures we encounter interact with their surroundings, giving us the ability to, in essence, paint with architecture.

Building With Steps, 2016. Color Photograph, 20 x 24 inches. Fort Worth, Texas. Camera Coordinates: 32.750250, -97.340030

Building With Steps, 2016. Color Photograph, 20 x 24 inches. Fort Worth, Texas. Camera Coordinates: 32.750250, -97.340030

By re-appropriating urban entities we come across as our colors and brushes, these guerrilla photography exercises can help create new intellectual and philosophical visual spaces worth formalizing and exploring.

Vortex, 2018. Color Photograph, 20 x 24 inches. Las Vegas,Nevada. Camera Coordinates: 36.108235, -115.172827 

Vortex, 2018. Color Photograph, 20 x 24 inches. Las Vegas,Nevada. Camera Coordinates: 36.108235, -115.172827 

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. 

To view more work by the artist, please visit www.structurephotography.org. You may also follow the artist on Instagram @NikolaOlic.


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