TIFA 2023 Architecture / Buildings

Facades - The Faces of Buildings

  • Prize
    Bronze in Architecture/Buildings
  • Photographer
    Michael Nguyen
  • Agency / Studio
  • Technical Info
    Sony Alpha 7 R Iii, Fe 24-105mm, F4 G Oss
  • Photo Date

Buildings are not static objects with five facades, four side walls and the roof. They are lively, dynamic sculptures. The windows are their eyes, that reveal a part of their soul. The open doors are talking with us, inviting us to come in, to hear their inner stories. And the graphic layout of bricks, of glass, of wood or whatever the genuine architects create are their eye-catching clothes, which make our cities, our urban spaces more beautiful, more vibrant.

Michael Nguyen is a “publicity shy” (Merkur daily newspaper Munich) photo artist, a photographic poet who moves away from the mainstream, at the same time blurs genres. "Most of the photos could only be taken because Nguyen has a special eye for his surroundings and gives even the mundane a second view." (Süddeutsche Zeitung) "With my camera, I capture little things that we often don't notice in everyday life. I also like to observe people and photograph them in everyday situations“.