To say that the photographer Nguan is enigmatic may sound a bit dramatic, but really, it’s an understatement. Although he has built a following of over 100,000 doting admirers for his images which show the simple beauty of Singaporean everyday life, he never gives away anything personal. He rarely speaks to journalists and he never shows images of himself. Regardless of the fact that Nguan doesn’t caption the images he regularly uploads, thousands upon thousands of likes quickly follow.“I just want to be known through my work,” Nguan tells It’s Nice That when asked about whether this secretive existence has been a conscious decision. “I live in Singapore, where there are few advantages to fame. I don’t want to be recognised at the supermarket while I’m buying toilet paper. Especially when it’s on sale — I usually get two jumbo packs.” This humorous response already paints a different picture of the photographer than what we expected. Despite taking photographs of everyday people, objects and movements, his images are quite serious, as well as romantic, filled with the light of the city he shoots in.