How Loneliness Goes

I’m pleased to announce my new book, “How Loneliness Goes”. It comes in an edition of 220 signed and numbered copies.


Cloth bound with tip-on, four colour offset
48 pages with 27 colour plates
10 inches x 10.5 inches

Here are some sample pages.


Review in American Photo

Interview with The Great Leap Sideways

Book du jour on Self Publish, Be Happy



8 Comments so far

  1. […] book, Shibuya, was named in PDN Annual as one of the best photo books of 2010. His second book, How Loneliness Goes, is available […]

  2. Arr Day on June 28th, 2013

    I received your book today, in very good condition, and I want to thank you.

    It is peculiarly interesting to see those pictures in a different format : serenity, simplicity and respect are three characteristics that suddenly jumps to the eye. The meticulous framings, suiting the toned down colors, take a significant part in the discourse. You often work with what I call a restrictive color palette : I always find it a strong approach and a fully understood use of the medium. And, too, the last words are very well penned – I’m also sensitive to that.

    Best regards, Nguyan, and may life reward you the same you’re giving to it.

    Arr Day

  3. Nguan on July 9th, 2013

    Hi Arr, Thanks so much for taking the time to pen your thoughts about the book. I’m really glad you like it. I’m also immensely grateful for your kind regards.

  4. […] Nguan’s How Loneliness Goes (limited edition of 220 signed and numbered copies,$40) is a masterful color portrait of Singapore’s quiet urban lives. This documentary isn’t like his last one Shibuya, which is a collection of street photographs within the vicinity of one of Japan’s busiest transportation hubs. This time photographer Nguan shows Singapore in the softest light, freezing urban moments quietly and catching those of us who abide in the city. […]

  5. […] fifteen years away. A monograph of the full “Singapore” series will be published next year. “How Loneliness Goes” is intended as an artist’s book exploring one of the themes from the larger […]

  6. […] make a book about loneliness by my lonesome. Artist website:
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  7. […] has released his latest book of photography called, not entirely surprisingly, “How Loneliness Goes,” in a limited run of 200 copies. BLOUIN Artinfo catches up with the shutterbug to find out more […]

  8. […] Nguan: How Loneliness Goes […]

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