Vietnamese journalist Thanh Tung was responsible for the publication of a photo book with black & white photographs by Michael Nguyen. The book is designed and produced by B&A in Hanoi. Thanh Tung introduces the series “The World in Black and White” an early series by Michael Nguyen from the years 2018-2020 about light and darkness in life with all its nuances and an expressive implementation in greyscales.
Little Birds Colmar A woman sits on the sidewalk, holding a paper cup for money she hopes to receive from passersby. Above her on a wall sit pigeons.
First steps after… Munich A man walks carefully with two crutches at the Viktualienmarkt in Munich. On his left arm he wears an armband with the sign of visual impairment.
Go where you feel most Alive Munich An elderly lady is sitting on a bench of the bus station Munich East. She has sunglasses on and is holding a bag with both hands. On the right side of the bench is a large white bag with the imprint "Go where you feel most alive".
Yes, these photos don't live through color, just black and white and everything in between, with Michael Nguyen concentrating on the form, the lines and the mood on the streets, the cityscapes or indoors or even on people's emotions.
The Walkers Gauting, 2019
In the noon sun Berlin A large shadow on a white wall. A man at the top of a scaffold enters the house through a door.
Superman Berlin A man is standing on his balcony of an apartment building. He has both arms resting on his hips and looks angry. It is very noisy due to a construction site.
Step outside the shadow Munich A walking man in the midday sun casts his shadow on a house wall.
A Family passing a group pf men Munich
Women and a shadow man with Smartphone Munich
People in the mirror Munich
One World, United Freedom Berlin
Waiting for the Subway Munich
Four Shadows in the Lunch Break Munich
Shadows on the Road Munich
In Front of the Wall Munich
The wheelchair Munich
Walking on the Shadow Munich
Fuck Walls Munich
Murakami / Munich
Different Way / Mulheim
Climb up / Munich
Kids in Front of a Museum / Vienna
Enjoying the Silence / Munich
The Women are looking for a sunny Place / Munich
Photoshooting in the Forest / Munich
Hurry up, it‘s still green / Munich
Hole to the Subway / Munich
Quickly Home after Work / Munich
Woman interested in Art / Basel
Up / Neuburg
The Woman on the Top / Berlin
Figures / Munich
Passing the Cave / Munich
The Lady and her Dogs / Munich
The Encounter / Munich
The Sculpture observes / Munich
At the End / Munich
Stairs up and down / Munich
The Lunch Break is over / Munich
Exhausted / Basel
Please let‘s buy cookies / Colmar
Looking up / Colmar
Arduous way upwards / Colmar
Mulled Wine / Colmar
Into the Darkness / Colmar
The Photographer / Berlin
This is Berlin / Berlin
Alice is gone / Neuburg
Couple wait next to the Stairs to the Sky / Munich