Photographer Mirko Nahmijas Reveals The ‘Star Wars’ Architecture Of Soviet Belgrade

With his series, Minimal Belgrade, Serbian photographer Mirko Nahmijas brings an original perspective to his city. Built in the mid-twentieth century before the dissolution of Yugoslavia and the rise of the USSR, the buildings in these photographs bear witness to another time. But far from being an ode to the past, Minimal Belgrade highlights the futurist esthetic of these old constructions.

More: Mirko Nahmijas, Behance, Instagram h/t: indie-guides

Socialist modernism, socialist realism, brutalism…there are plenty of terms for this architecture so symbolic of the Soviet Empire, prioritizing function over form, minimalism over embellishment. The angular geometry of the facades seems to repeat ad infinitum. However, when viewed through the lens of Mirko Nahmijas, these imposing concrete constructions are liberated from their heavy-handed blandness. There is a certain poetry in these snapshots, where angles and curves blend elegantly against the backdrop of a flawless blue sky.

Through his photography, Mirko Nahmijas seeks to reveal the multiple interpretations we can bring to a single subject. Out of the obvious minimalism of his images comes a rich complexity, and new details emerge each time your eyes fall upon them. For any photographer, the quest for the perfect frame and best light is of undeniable importance. But the beauty of the images in Minimal Belgrade seems to reside in Nahmijas’ pursuit of the perfect angle. This defining characteristic is most notable in the troubling symmetry found in his work.

The images are mounted directly on lightweight aluminum plates then covered with a protective substance. Thanks to this technique, the final product is infinitely more durable than a typical photo and can be hung on the wall like a painting. This medium promises to carry these curious constructions of the past into the future for years to come.



























(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below

More Inspiring Stories:

Meet Xiao Jiguo, a Chinese Barack Obama
2018 Nat Geo Travel Photographer Of The Year Contest: People
Katy Perry’s Stunning Looks in First Big Appearance since Filing for Divorce
New York Secret Rooftop World
Lingerie Football League Media Call
Photographer Visited Bolivia's Graveyard Of Trains
This is What Photographers Look Like When You Take Away the Camera
Photo of the Day: Dashain
Aqueous Roses And Liquid Blooms Photographed By Mark Mawson
2016 Washington Post Travel Photo Contest
Ravens Rule the Skies: The Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders
"Bubbleissimo", Photos of Dapper Men Sporting Beards And Mustaches Made Of Soap Bubbles
Faster. Higher. Stronger: The Most Emotional Photos From The Rio 2016 Olympics Games, Part 1
Tokyo Was Made For Giant Monsters, Giant Girls And Camera Tricks
Photographer And Her Friends Reclaim Their African Roots In Visually Striking Portraits
"The Agony & The Ecstasy": Wild Photos Of Young Lovers Getting Off With One Another In The 1990s
Absolutely Heart Melting Pictures of Smiling Babies By Sandi Ford – Newborn Photography
"Dancing With The Stars": Stunning Images Of Aerial Artists Lighting Up The Night Sky
'The Winners' by Rafal Milach
Sochi, The Russian Riviera Of 1988 Through The Lens Of Photographer Carl De Keyzer
Japanese Photographer Shows The Otherworldly Beauty Of Nara Prefecture In Serendipitous Scene
Rare Hand-Colored Photographs of Japan on The Brink of Modernity in 1870s
French Dentists Are Protesting That They Are Told To Return To Work Without Proper PPE - They Getting Naked To Protest
Apple Highlights Best Photos Shot On iPhone Around The World
Natural And Authentic Female Portraits By Tony Andreas Rudolph
Truthful Images That Show Why Holocaust Memorial Selfies Are So Disrespectful
Photographer Matthew Abbott Documents Australia’s Bushfire Crisis In Terrifying Pictures
The First Class On Air France In 1957, By Eugene Louis Kammerman
Photo of the Day: Runaway
The Secret Lives Of Star Wars Villains