Gallery Photography

Tainted swim

This series combines black and white, color photography providing expressionist relationships between internal and external perceptions.

“Every life is born pure, and then it will be dirty and dirty, in the hands of others or sometimes by ourself .
I wonder why people have to bathe and shower so much?
Sometimes I want to be like fish swimming in a water tank to believe that my life will not be tainted.”

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Trees Landscape of Vietnam

Photographer Hoang Nhiem extends his interests to social issues and human influences on nature. In his photographs, nature is not just an landscape/object but a victim in a story that needs to be told.

“From Hà Giang to Trà Vinh, I capture resilient trees in their habitat. In my photographs, I use infrared technique to convey their beauty and strong vitality, despite the destruction caused by humanity in their path to ‘develop’ and find convenient comfort.”

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Art Deco Building 213 Dong Khoi, Saigon

The Saigon’s historic main street goes from the Cathedral to the river. Its name changed three times following Saigon’s history, known as Rue Catinat, then Tu Do (Freedom) and now Dong Khoi (Total Revolution).
Consulates, prestigious companies, wealthy families business set their offices and apartments on that street where to be seen was the must.
213 Dong Khoi St. Block at the corner of Le Thanh Ton St was built in 1930s by Brossard et Mopin,

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Album – Luxury, Calm and Voluptuousness in Paris

The title comes from a line in the French nineteenth-century poet Charles Baudelaire’s poem, “Invitation to a Voyage” .
Inspired by the dreamy spirit of the poem, this serie of photos is telling an imaginary day of a maid or, and her mistress in an elegant appartment of Paris.
It was a time when the favorite “passe-temps” was about to fall in a luxuary melancholia before going to the Opera.
This title is used for a painting of Matisse who said the following: “What I dream of is an art of balance,

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Series – Interior Feng Shui Landscapes

Landscape genre: “Landscape painting, the depiction of natural scenery in art. Landscape paintings may capture mountains, valleys, bodies of water, fields, forests, and coasts and may or may not include man-made structures as well as people. Although paintings from the earliest ancient and Classical periods included natural scenic elements, landscape as an independent genre did not emerge in the Western tradition until the Renaissance in the 16th century. In the Eastern tradition, the genre can be traced back to 4th-century-CE China.” – Britannica.

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Ophelia

Story – Laments from the Royal Harem

This series is inspired from the poem “Laments From the Royal Harem” written in the 18th century, by Nguyễn Gia Thiều.

The poet tells the destiny a woman of the royal harem which
was similar to his own. First a favorite of the king, she had been abandoned,
falling into an oblivion made of misery and bitterness.

As a metaphor but also a goddess, the moon is used to describe the inner sentiment of a fragile beauty.

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Series – Escape

There are many reasons to want to escape.

This full series develops in the form of fictional narratives, a punctual situation where the protagonist will escape for a new life due to historical circumstances, political, economic or purely personal.

The photos incorporate a narration, signs, clues that make it possible to feel the vital necessity of this decision. Its urgency is reinforced by the title of each scene.

In the scene of “Pattern of thoughts”

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Sun Harmonics

The site of Hue was chosen for its particular properties meeting the requirements of geomancy (Feng Shui) for the establishment of the Nguyen dynasty in the early nineteenth century.

Successively , the emperors prepared and built their graves for their last journey into the afterlife.

The vital fluxes still shine through these funeral palaces whose arrangement scrupulously follows the esoteric rules.

On the site of the tomb of the Emperor Minh Mang where the art of the garden and palaces is at its edge,

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Fictional Portraits

The portrait has always fascinated because it is supposed to give a glimpse of the true soul.

“Fictional Portraits” is performed under different conditions, which were not traditional posed portraiture sessions . The model had to play an undefined role in a synopsis not written in advance.

In a context of performance, these portraits paradoxically “caught on the spot” do not reflect the personality of the model.

They give us to see a double of his reality,

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