Nguan, Photographer

August 11, 2015 2015年8月11日

Nguan is a Singaporean photographer who takes dreamy candy-colored photos of daily life in Singapore, captured in a meditative stillness. Pink-hued and hazy, his photos show life in the city in the most delicate of colors.


Nguan是来自新加坡的摄影师,他用梦幻的糖果色捕捉日常生活中的的宁静。Nguan的作品透出的粉色系和朦胧的感觉展现了城市中最细微的色彩。

Born and raised in Singapore, Nguan went to film school at Northwestern University in Illinois in the US. He originally started taking photos as a way of note-taking for screenplays that were left unwritten. Since then, his projects range all over the world from Tokyo to Coney Island. His distinctive eye captures hypnotic and gentle images that let the viewer linger on moments in-between daily life.


作为土生土长的新加坡人,Ngua曾远赴美国伊利诺伊州西北大学的电影学院深造。起初,他拍照只是为潜在剧本的创作而记录画面,那之后,从东京到康尼岛,他的创作范围越来越广。他用自己独特的视角记录下那些充满催眠、温柔感的画面,带观者领会生活中未曾发现的那些瞬间。

Some of Nguan’s projects include urban cityscapes, holidays at the beach, Singapore’s brothel district, Tiananmen during the Olympics, and more. Loneliness, isolation, yearning, and beauty in the ordinary are consistent themes.


从孤独的城市到度假的海滩,到新加坡的妓院区再到奥运会时期的天安门广场,他用相机创作了很多主体的作品,寂寞、孤立、憧憬以及日常的美是这些作品中不变的主题。

His method of shooting with a large, medium-format camera and fixed lens to produce his images seems at odds with the voyeuristic quality of his work. However, Nguan’s approach is about making connections with strangers and documenting “the decisive glance”. “True voyeurs aim to escape notice; my preference is to be caught in the act of looking”.


Nguan喜欢用大、中画幅的定焦头相机创作,这种创作方式似乎不太适合表现他作品中的偷窥感。不过,Nguan说这种方式是为了建立陌生人和“决定性一瞥”之间的联系。“真正的偷窥反而是避免去注意拍摄对象,我更喜欢记录‘看’这个动作。”

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