Friday Fry Up: Nic Ojae


“Despite once being the fourth largest city in the USSR, Tashkent is rapidly departing from the Soviet architecture of the Cold War. The infrastructure of the capital has largely been repurposed or forgotten since Uzbekistan’s vote for independence in 1991. Oriental adornments exist beside the cosmic concrete structures of the forgotten era. Driving west along the Silk Road, toward the devastated Aral Sea in Moynaq, Soviet modernism exists in patches in cities gone by. Between cities, futuristic town welcome signs are an intermittent reminder of the former Soviet presence and appear otherworldly in the sparse environments of the de-industrialised towns.”

Nic is a documentary photographer and student architect from Melbourne, Australia. These images are from an upcoming project. To see more of Nic’s work visit – Website / Instagram.