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„With my architectural photography, I am on the search for the aesthetic qualities of buildings in their urban spatial effect. Above all, I am interested in the visual richness of detail in its compositional diversity and its strangeness. The most unadulterated, neutral documentation of buildings for sales and presentation purposes is not part of my work, nor is the creation of marketable references for architectural firms. Nor are they photographs that depict a building in its ideal state to increase the market value of the building in question. With my very own passion for buildings, I strive, as an artistic architectural photographer, to interpret reality and give a new soul to the appearance of buildings through love, enthusiasm, and desire. In doing so, I deliberately interpret what I photograph subjectively and situationally, having walked around a building over and over again in different weather and lighting situations. I usually spend several hours on location and at the computer.“  - Michael Nguyen

New Photographs

In this portfolio New Photographs you will find New artistic photographs with different topics. At the end of the year these images will be sorted into the individual portfolios. View

Seasons, Nature and Landscape

Whispers of Nature: Echoes Across the Seasons. View

Nature is within Us - Walks in the Bavarian District of Starnberg

What is outside is no longer outside. Trees, forests, mountains, rivers, lakes. Michael Nguyen has transformed these elements into feelings, fantasies and dreams in his photo paintings. They become part of our inner nature, part of the human soul. Through the subjective lens, Michael Nguyen gives everyone a new perspective, a new soul. View

Facades Architecture (2) Fascination of the Faces of Buildings

Nguyen does not show an overall view of a building, but a look at the details and particularities. Just like when we approach a person and have a chance to look closer, we see their beautiful eyes, we hear their unique voice from those open lips, or sometimes just an interesting pattern of the dress they wear attracts us. View

Facades Architecture (1) Fascination of the Faces of Buildings

In architecture, the term facade refers to the outwardly visible wall surfaces of a building that communicate with the viewer and tell stories. In most of his photographs, Nguyen does not show an overall view of a building, but a look at the details and particularities. For Michael Nguyen, buildings are sculptures that show the viewer five facades, four side walls and the roof. View

The Lyricism of Shadows

“I love shadows when they go together with light. Light and shadow are all about photography. It’s like yin and yang, disorder and order, fire and water. The interplay between those elements makes everything interesting. The light gives birth to shadow. And in shadows, we can conjure up what is there.” View

Calmness in Sight

Michael Nguyen is a flâneur.  In the ongoing part „Calmness in Sight“ which features work from 2018 on Michael Nguyen shows architectural objects and the little details around us taken in various cities. For him, architectural photography has exclusively an artistic function that interprets a building in a way that deliberately deviates from reality. Cityscapes, city views, individual architectural objects, architectural details, street furniture, street art, monuments, interior views are his topics. Many of this pictures primarily show outdoor shots of urban design at the intersection of architecture, urban planning and sociology. View

In the Realm of Reflections

We can only see ourselves through reflections. In the mirror, on water, and on every shiny surface. The truth is, our reflections are coming from anything that reflects light, which is everything not completely dark. So we see ourselves in the meat we eat, in the wine we drink, the job we do, in the clothes we wear, in our parents, our children, our friends, in the closets. In others’ eyes as well in their words and actions. To us and to themselves. We can even see the past through its reflections coming from a billion light-years. The world is somehow our own reflection. View

The Beauty of the Art of Architecture

The art with the classical genre of architecture and its forms of expression is the focus of Michael Nguyen's series. Nguyen's photography is not architectural photography commissioned by architects or the building industry. The buildings are not photographed in their ideal state and thus do not have the function of showing appreciation of the property. Michael Nguyen's images have exclusively an artistic function. View

Small Things (1)

In the ongoing series "Small things," which features work from 2021 on Michael Nguyen shows the small things on the side of the road. We often do not notice them in our everyday stress, pass them on the way to work, while shopping, even while walking when our thoughts are preoccupied with our lives. View

Seduction through the Geometric, the Regular, the Symmetrical

The pictures confront us with unique views of elements. They focus on the colors and shapes in detail and leave aside the manifold abundance of the surroundings. In this way, they unfold the power of the Particular: Something familiar, but exactly like this we have not seen things before. Nguyen likes to play with the seduction of the geometric, the regular, the symmetrical. View

Magic Play of Light

Especially in summer there are play of light to discover everywhere. For his ongoing part "Magic Play of Light" of his series By the Roadside Michael Nguyen shows the power and calmness of the Light. View

Surprisingly miraculous

For the ongoing part "Surprisingly miraculous" of the series, Michael Nguyen roams through various cities in Germany, Austria, and Italy in the years 2021 and 2022. As in his series “The Special in the Incidental“, Nguyen's new works show the view of our surroundings such as architectural objects, streets, and small details. View

The Special in the Incidental

In the ongoing part „The Special in the Incidental“ Michael Nguyen seeks encounters with what is worth seeing in detail. His photographs show us buildings, streets, staircases, vehicles, and people of the kind we might come across at any time by chance in our everyday lives. View
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Michael Nguyen | Nguyensminiaturen

Nguyensminiaturen, Photography by Michael Nguyen, Munich, Gauting, Architecture, Urban
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