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UNDERSCORE is an unusually beautiful magazine by the Singapore-based design collective HJGHER.  Their new issue includes a feature on my Coney Island work.  You can buy a copy on their website, which also provides a soundtrack to accompany the issue.  Many thanks to Stephanie, Jerry and Justin!


SCOTCH MAGIC TAPE + UNDERSCORE

 October 25, 2010  Posted by on October 25, 2010
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I was looking through GUP #21 at my local Kinokuniya when I saw this small blurb about my work.  Thanks, GUP!

 November 1, 2009  Posted by on November 1, 2009
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I’m in It’s Nice That #2, along with some pretty amazing company.  This publication is a print companion to Alex and Will’s always inspiring and madly popular blog.  Their first issue sold out really quickly — if a copy shows up on ebay you’ll have to fight me for it — so pre-order #2 now!

 September 7, 2009  Posted by on September 7, 2009
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The Tel Aviv daily Maariv recently gave me my first-ever newspaper write-up in an article also featuring artist Lora Bananca and experimental filmmaker/painter Jeff Scher.  Here is my bit, translated from Hebrew:

The sweet eyes of three modern artists

Lora Bananca hides sex and passion within a sugary shell; Singaporean photographer Nguan captures insane situations amidst the crowd on a normal day; and in Jeff Scher’s works, a kiss becomes a trip down memory lane.

By Yuri Blachroviz (יורי בלכרוב)

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The best way to delve into the pulsing heart of modern society may simply be to go to the planet’s busiest places and photograph anything that moves.

Singaporean photographer Nguan travels to crowded city squares and beaches, where he is careful not to miss the delicate yet aggressive interactions between people of all colours and sexes and between people and their surroundings.

These are touching images that deal with the absurdity hidden within very non-routine daily routines.  For example, a scraggy man who works as a party Spider-Man is photographed hiding behind a car in his costume — minus the mask — while surreptitiously enjoying a cigarette.

Looking at Nguan’s photographs is like using a magnifying glass to study ants, albeit very bizarre and lonely ants which only from afar seem like a coherent and harmonious group. ”

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Thanks Yuri!

 August 22, 2009  Posted by on August 22, 2009