Michael Nguyen is a photographer from the California Bay Area and currently living and working in Tokyo, Japan.  Shooting exclusively on film, he is most interested in balancing portraits, street and landscape photography.  

Michael Nguyen is a photographer from the California Bay Area and currently living and working in Tokyo, Japan. 

Shooting exclusively on film, he is most interested in balancing portraits, street and landscape photography.

 

"Contradictions abound in a world where change is the only constant, it teems with broken promises and perpetual revision. People often ask me why i always carry a camera with me everywhere and anywhere. To that i say photography allows one to hang onto what continually vanishes, it captures the minute splinter of reality that is a fleeting moment, yet becomes the permanent recollection of one’s soul at any point in space and time. Our lives are full of moments that are parallel yet contradictory, brief yet enduring, breathtaking yet mundane; by putting four corners around them it becomes clearer the illusion of our reality. Photography is an attempt to document my reality. As the late great Garry Winogrand once said,  'If, later, the reality means something to someone else, so much the better.'"