This Photographer's Shots of Real Buildings Look Just Like Optical Illusions

The Diagonal - New York City, NY - Photo courtesy Nikola Olic
The Diagonal - New York City, NY - Photo courtesy Nikola Olic

Serbian photographer Nikola Olic lives and works in Dallas, Texas, but he also travels the world with a keen eye that’s always looking for unusual angles on buildings and other structures. The result is a collection of architectural photographs that look more like impossible optical illusions.

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Olic’s abstract shots make the world seem like a collection of M.C. Escher sketches, except that you can actually visit every single locale he photographs. Here’s a collection of some of his more recent work, which (more often than not) will leave you scratching your head, wondering exactly what you’re looking at.

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Cutoff Building - Shenzhen, China - Photo courtesy Nikola Olic
Cutoff Building - Shenzhen, China - Photo courtesy Nikola Olic
The Blue Green Mile - Dallas, TX - Photo courtesy Nikola Olic
The Blue Green Mile - Dallas, TX - Photo courtesy Nikola Olic
Spaghetti Buildings - Tokyo, Japan - Photo courtesy Nikola Olic
Spaghetti Buildings - Tokyo, Japan - Photo courtesy Nikola Olic
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Sky - Long Beach, CA - Photo courtesy Nikola Olic
Sky - Long Beach, CA - Photo courtesy Nikola Olic
Mediterranean Tank - Barcelona, Spain - Photo courtesy Nikola Olic
Mediterranean Tank - Barcelona, Spain - Photo courtesy Nikola Olic
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Between Facades - New York City, NY - Photo courtesy Nikola Olic
Between Facades - New York City, NY - Photo courtesy Nikola Olic
Spotlight - New York City, NY - Photo courtesy Nikola Olic
Spotlight - New York City, NY - Photo courtesy Nikola Olic
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Subway Curves - New York City, NY - Photo courtesy Nikola Olic
Subway Curves - New York City, NY - Photo courtesy Nikola Olic
Interrupted - New York City, NY - Photo courtesy Nikola Olic
Interrupted - New York City, NY - Photo courtesy Nikola Olic
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Ground Zero - New York City, NY - Photo courtesy Nikola Olic
Ground Zero - New York City, NY - Photo courtesy Nikola Olic
Parkland Hospital - Dallas, TX - Photo courtesy Nikola Olic
Parkland Hospital - Dallas, TX - Photo courtesy Nikola Olic
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The Smoking Building - New York City, NY - Photo courtesy Nikola Olic
The Smoking Building - New York City, NY - Photo courtesy Nikola Olic
Reflection - Chicago, Illinois - Photo courtesy Nikola Olic
Reflection - Chicago, Illinois - Photo courtesy Nikola Olic
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