Envisioning Vegas from a new angle

Nikola Olic’s abstract architectural photography lends a different perspective to familiar structures we see every day, reimagining “subjects in playful, dimensionless and disorienting ways.

His photographs have been featured in galleries, museums, magazines such as Architectural Digest, newspapers and websites around the world.

Olic, 43, moved to Texas from the former Yugoslavia as a high school senior exchange student. Five years ago, he started Structure Photography after noticing and photographing the unusual facade of a Frank Gehry building in New York City.

Since then he has photographed buildings in many places including Chicago, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Dallas, Barcelona, China and now Las Vegas. Olic meticulously records the location from which his photos are taken in latitude and longitude coordinates, “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.”

Constructed in 1906, Bently Heritage Estate Distillery’s mill was once home to the Minden Flour Milling Company.
The Napa Valley Wine Train offers a variety of excursions, including a new murder-mystery dinner ride. Photo by David H. Collier
The sisters also created a pair of pink sweats with a satin bow as part of their new clothing line.
After a two-year absence, Smith & Wollensky opened on the Strip and still features drinks with generous hand-pours. Photo by KeyLimePhotography
Bank Atcharawan is known for his expertise on rieslings, whose fruitiness complement Thai dishes. Photo by K.M. Cannon
David Perrico’s Pop Strings Orchestra provided the evening’s entertainment.
Former Raiders quarterback Jim Plunkett, center, chats with attendees and shakes hands with Dave Melroy during the Raiders Foundation’s second “Celebrity Swing” at TopGolf.
American artist Aaron Taylor Kuffner created the sonic kinetic sculpture “Gamelatron Perhiasan Emas di Awn Hitam” or “Golden Jewels in a Black Cloud” for the new John Hardy store at The Forum Shops. Photo by Aaron Taylor Kuffner