Michael Nguyen

Country: Germany 🇩🇪

Everywhere I go, my eyes and senses are in motion. With my camera I capture little things that we often don't notice in everyday life. I like to observe people and photograph them in everyday situations. But my real artistic work begins afterwards. The pictures are digitally processed and go through different stages until I have reached the mood, the sound, the effect, the emotion and the meaning I want to express. Then the photo becomes a "painting" in which I show the real world of myself with all its beauty and horror. That is why I do not consider myself a photographer, but a photo artist or photo poet. "Our head is round so that thinking can change direction", a sentence by the writer and artist Francis Picabia, who inspired me as a young man interested in art and the art scene. Art broadened my perspectives and saved my soul. In the 1980s and 1990s I was a journalist, artist, poet, photographer, cultural organizer and bookseller. After almost two decades, I found my way back to art in the dark times of my life in early 2018. Yes, once again art has saved my soul. I have been living in Munich since 2007 and have dedicated myself entirely to art again since 2018 AWARDS ----- 2.6.2020: MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards: The artwork “In the darkest hours” has been awarded MIFA Bronze 2020 in Category: Nature/Trees ----- 2.6.2020: MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards: The series “In unknown worlds of the subconscious” has been awarded MIFA Bronze 2020 in Category: Fine Art – Special Effects ----- 2.6.2020: MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards: Three artworks have been awarded MIFA – Honorable Mention 2020 1: “You never walk alone” in Category: Fine Art – Collage 2: “Antimatter” in Category: Fine Art – Collage 3: “Stay at home” in Category: Fine Art – Special Effects ----- 27.5.2020: Four works “Corona-App”, „Antimatter”, “An uncertain future“ and “Outrun yesterday” have been awarded an Honorable Mention in the IPA – International Photography Awards One Shot / Movement Photo Contest ----- For two works Honorable Mentions Award from Monovisions Awards 2019 “Man at the end of the corridor” & “From Darkness to Light….” ----- One work was awarded a prize: BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL PHOTO AWARDS 2019 Winner: Bronze: Category: Fine Art Special Effects Professional BIFA 2019 “From Darkness to Light….” ----- Award Fresh19 Bronze Reportage / London. The winning entries are from the album “The World and Everyone We Haven´t Known”. This is a recognition for Michael’s work of portraying human conditions in a very human and touching way. ----- Award Fresh19 / London Carbon. Category Portraiture. “There are still shadows in and around me after the war in Afghanistan, but the warming lights of loved ones on my skin give hope….”