Projects / Minimalistic Sofia (2013-2014)
Minimalistic Sofia represents an alternative look at the city of Sofia, looking for the visual link between people and places coexisting in concrete and non-freedom. Through simplified two-dimensional compositions often bordering on the absurd and abstract, the project aims to emphasize alienation as one of the major "diseases" of the Bulgarian post-communist society.
Visit the project at: minisofia.com
Interview for the Bulgarian National Radio Show "Before All" (link)
"Unique photographs of seemingly banal objects such as underpass or the inside of subway station ... or urban stairs, which show the diagnosis of the social and political reality we live in - these are the photographs of Nikolay Nikolov ... "
Publication in City Lab by The Atlantic (link)
"Communism, Geometry, and the Stories Buildings Tell in Bulgaria. One photographer's 'alternative photo guide' to the city of Sofia. History, thousands of years worth of it, can be found in Sofia. Surrounded by examples of architecture that represent the Bulgarian capital's past, Nikolay Nikolov is fixated on the buildings that might seem to say the least."