There is something strangely familiar in a photograph by Nikola Tamindzic: it’s a self-reflective portrait of unapologetic vanity simultaneously affected by the pure, unadulterated humanity it also portrays. Looking closer, the work itself is a deliberate paradox — darkness and humor, desire and restraint — portraying of a world beyond our gaze that is recognizable, yet entirely dictated by its own rules and realities. The story doesn’t begin or end within the photograph, but seems to go on without you.
— JiaJia Fei, Guggenheim Museum
 


Acclaimed New York portrait and fashion photographer Nikola Tamindzic established his reputation as Gawker's house photographer in 2004. Possessing an uncanny ability to disarm both subjects and viewers alike with his alluringly powerful portraits, he seeks to capture the beautiful contradictions of human experience.

Nikola's work has been written about in The New York Times, PHOTO, The British Journal of Photography, and other high-profile publications. His clients include ELLE, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Nylon, New York, Village Voice, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Sonntags Zeitung, Internazionale, and many others.

Nikola's first art photography monograph, titled Fucking New York, has been published in February 2017.

Solo & group exhibits

“FUCKING NEW YORK”
The Hub Gallery Soho, New York, May 2016
solo show

“Beauty Undefined
51 Orchard Gallery, New York, March 2016
group show with Toto Cullen, Erica Simone, Magda Love, Shaun Mader, et al.

“Girls! Girls! Girls!
Max Fish Gallery, New York, September 2015
group show with Richard Kern, Jason Lee Parry, Magdalena Wosinska, et al.

“LIAR
Wallplay Gallery, New York, April 2015
group show with Samantha Keely Smith, Fawad Khan, and Christos Karantzolas

“The Classical Elements: A Photographic Interpretation
Kinfolk Gallery, Brooklyn, March 2015
group show with Spencer Tunick, Erica Simone, et al.

“DIRTY: The Lovers' Hangover
The Museum of Sex, New York, February 2015
group show with Pasha Setrova, Reka Nyari, et al.

“Su(per)spektiva”
Dom omladine, Belgrade, September 2013
solo show

“NUDES”
Reverse Gallery, Brooklyn, August 2013
group show with Elizabeth Waugh, Natalie de Segonzac, et al.

“aNightshot”
Barthouse Gallery, Berlin, July, 2013
group show with Roxanne Lowitt, Tony Duran, Bruno Dayan, et al.

“Dig the New Breed”
ON/OFF, Paris, September 2011
group show curated by Rankin and Tuuli

“Dig the New Breed”
Anroy Gallery, London, September 2011
group show curated by Rankin and Tuuli