Nikola Kostic was born in Belgrade, Serbia receiving a serendipitous offer from his uncle to help him with his booming jewelry business – in Bali. There was no hesitation and he was on the next plane to Indonesia. For several years Nikola was designing silver jewelry, and finally became the business manager. At some point new photographs were needed for the company and so he bought a camera. A new passion and talent was born.
Soon it took over his life; he got assignments as a freelance photographer for the most prominent fashion brands in Bali, worked with the best hotels on their interior and exterior images, and he was invited into the most famous restaurants to do food photography. His passion also included landscape photography, as well as interiors, fashion or food.
His life was full of amazing experiences in the past seventeen years – he lived with a Balinese family for two years, shared their lifestyle and fell deeply in love with their culture. He lived in stunning villas with pools and tropical gardens, enjoying all the comforts and guilty pleasures the island has to offer. He travelled extensively throughout the archipelago, sailing its seas as well.
Nikola met his future wife – a famous Russian designer and architect – in Bali. As fate would have it, she saw his photographs in an exhibition and fell instantly in love, well before meeting him in person.