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Nguan: Singapore

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

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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