Nguan – Shibuya
Shibuya is a collection of candid portraits taken between 2008-2010 in the vicinity of one of Japan’s busiest transportation hubs. Made during an uncertain age — at the height of the global banking crisis — the project is about the people of Tokyo finding their way in the big city. It’s also a typology of glances — a staring contest that only comes to an end when someone blinks.
More images on www.nguan.tv and Facebook Page. Nguan was born and raised in Singapore. His first book, Shibuya, was named in PDN Annual as one of the best photo books of 2010. His second book, How Loneliness Goes, is available now.