Michael Nguyen

Photographer | Artist
  
The Poetry of Urban Spaces
Location: Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Nationality: German
Biography: Most of the time, Michael Nguyen focuses on small, ordinary things but through the subjective lens, he give them new perspectives, a new soul. “With my camera I capture little things that we often don't notice in everyday life. I also... MORE
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The Poetry of Urban Spaces
Copyright Michael Nguyen 2022
Updated Aug 2022
Topics Documentary, Editorial, Essays, Feature, Journalism, Personal Projects, Photography, Photojournalism, Street
Summary
Nguyen enters in his ongoing series the motifs of urban spaces with a great deal of empathy. He makes the city, urban landscapes and architecture visible. With his artistic documentary photography he refers to a reality that we all know, but interprets this reality with his with his photographic style and visual language. His deserted pictures are telling atmospheric and poetic stories of our soul.
Apartments. Office buildings. Playgrounds. Parks. Parking lots. They are built by us, made by us. They host us, watch over us, support us. They are where we meet, play, work and live. They are our partners in crime sometimes.

But what if we are not there? How do they look like? How do they feel? Do they miss us? Do they know that we, humans, are so mortal, so fragile? That someday we're gone. This time temporarily maybe. Another time could be forever. So are they, someday. They're just some places in this world. Do we forget them in new places? Or do they still occupy someplace in our hearts and minds?

"One day by chance, left on my road is your footprint... The road is still waiting. But it's never seen someone's feet again."

(Hoa Tim Ngoai San - a Vietnamese song)


Nguyen enters in his ongoing series the motifs of urban spaces with a great deal of empathy. He makes the city, urban landscapes and architecture visible. With his artistic documentary photography he refers to a reality that we all know, but interprets this reality with his with his photographic style and visual language. His deserted pictures are telling atmospheric and poetic stories of our soul.

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