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    Nguan: Singapore

Photography: Nguan captures the dreamy stillness of Singapore's cityscapes

Posted by Maisie Skidmore,

Nguan was born and raised in Singapore and studied film and video production in Illinois, which perhaps explains the curious freeze-frame-like stillness to his photographs. Singapore sees him capture the hazy atmosphere of the place he grew up in, with its seas of pastel apartment blocks and dreamlike landscapes interjected with children and adults alike caught in moment of reflection. The images are eerily washed out, like somebody has swept in and stolen all the colour along with the excitement, staying true to Nguan’s documentary-like records of places and atmospheres. The result is a series which is as enchanting as it is uncanny in its paralysis and tranquility.

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Posted by Maisie Skidmore

Editorial Assistant Maisie joined It’s Nice That fresh out of university in the summer of 2013 and has stayed with us ever since. She has a particular interest in art, fashion and photography and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.