Gallery Photography

Narrative Structures

 “All great fiction films tend toward
documentary, just as all great documentaries tend toward fiction . . . One who
opts for one necessarily finds the other at the end of his journey.” “A story
should have a beginning, a middle, and an end… but not necessarily in that
order.”

These quotes are from Jean Luc Godard, most influential director of the French New Wave in the 60s which brought life into film with visual experimentation,

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Balance of Chaos

The Greek etymology of the word
Chaos means a fracture or a gap. In mathematics, Chaos Theory studies the
behavior of systems that are very sensitive to initial conditions, a phenomenon
generally illustrated by “the butterfly effect”.

This term was used Edward Lorenz,
American mathematician and meteorologist to describe the theoretical basis of
weather and climate predictability, which is based on this idea that small
causes may have large effects in general.

Because the photographer assisted to a recent destruction of
colonial villa in Saigon which has survived for one hundred year of turmoil,

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Balance of Chaos

The Greek etymology of the word
Chaos means a fracture or a gap. In mathematics, Chaos Theory studies the
behavior of systems that are very sensitive to initial conditions, a phenomenon
generally illustrated by “the butterfly effect”.

This term was used Edward Lorenz,
American mathematician and meteorologist to describe the theoretical basis of
weather and climate predictability, which is based on this idea that small
causes may have large effects in general.

Because the photographer Quang Lam assisted to a recent destruction
of colonial villa in Saigon which has survived for one hundred year of turmoil,

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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 an elegant in an 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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