Since 2015 Nick Kreisler has been exploring Bangkok shopping malls through a camera’s lens. Much like a modern day Grand Palais these styled environments overload the senses with a rich tapestry of technology, advertising images, and products.
Kreisler masterfully captures reflective surfaces choosing to present them in diptychs of rhythmic lines, shapes and angles. Kreisler’s images capture the playful allure of these capitalist temples while still alluding to a dystopian reality simmering below the shimmering surface.
Kreisler is an established Sydney and Melbourne based photographer. He describes his artistic approach as a ‘‘cool observational approach to portraiture and street photography. It should look easy, democratic, and devoid of pretence". He counts Robert Frank, Richard Avedon, Lee Friedlander and Helmut Newton as influences.