The photographic artist with the brand name of Dalat city
Apr 02nd 2014.
With his sincere love for Mother Earth of Dalat, emotionally passionate love of nature from his heart, MPK has honestly mingled himself with nature and created thousands of priceless photos for Da Lat. Life-humans – his career have tied up to this beautiful city, thus, thousands of photography lovers, millions of friends from four directions know him as an artist wearing the brand name of the city of a thousand flowers.
Loyalty to Dalat
Referring to MPK Dalat real name is Nguyen Van Phuoc), people immediately remember the beautiful pictures of flowers, pine forests insects, dew, sprouts thirst, pine latex…. Watching MPK’s photos, we perceive a gentle, beautiful life, full of love and kindness. He comes to photography as if it were his fatality. He recalls his ebullientand loving childhood: At that time, could dance when was only 15 years old, took drugs and was absorbed in books about physics and universe at library… Then I was tempted by the then popular American lifestyle in big cities of South Viet Nam before 1975. After 1975 I had inadvertently become a delinquent when delivering drugs for drug gangsters at that time… Then had to pay for that wrongdoing In 1982, he was released prom prison and felt extremely lonely when his family neglected him. Coming from a wealthy family, all the siblings got inheritance from parents but him! But for that”Crazy” guy, this is not important! He started earning his living as a porter at the vegetable grounds, foodstuffs storage, every day he carried from 2 to 3 tons of merchandise and got 36 dong, which forhim was enough to rough it. Then once a friend of his, a photographer, told him he needed to take 13 a photos a day and got a wage equal to carrying 3 tons of foodstuff a day. Just listening to the information, the”疯” felt pleased and collected all his money from guy his labor and bought a camera and started his self- taught photography process. This karma has come to him since then.
Once, at the Valley of Love, while waiting for customs, an idea of raising hands straight into Heaven had dawned on Phuoc and he took this photo of him, thus the aspiration” photo was born the brainchild has brought Phuoc a new idea and an a new reason to live. Just then, he saw photography a miracle. That’s human aspiration is always infinite but human capacity is very limited since then, he saw in photography a miracle. When he takes a beautiful picture he feels relieved and overwhelmingly happy. He has reserved his entire time to hunt for moments of Dalat nature.
The acronyms MPK are made up from M-his baptized name Michel, PK Crazy Phuoc the name given to him by the local people. He began his photography career in 1983, 和 10 years later, in 1993 he started to show his first collection on the occasion of the celebration of 100 years Dalat Founding& Development Since then, every year MPK cherishes then launches ar exhibition that always causes surprise for viewers. We get to know that MPK has never received any photography award but he is well-known to people. MPK photos set no boundaries between painting and photography for photos are like paintings, ingenious in techniques and versatile in light and in strange contours. MPK photos are not advanced themes, but simple, close, intimate to nature, the natural daily life in Dalat plateau, exactly as it has been and is being. MPK loves Dalat more than himself and is always afraid of losing the natural beauty of Dalat. His lastyear exhibition UA, or the collection of”Nhieu Loc canal is a message that viewers can read: Protect the environment, protect the forests! Some people say MPK has no life target, but for me he does, because it is his love for natural beauty, through his lens natural beauty appears so glistening, fanciful, he contributes to enhance the beauty of nature, which serve people, help people realize the beauty around them, and therefore find peace of mind, and love one another in its true meaning.” The beauty now really saves al perverse things! MPK stresses: “First of all, I feel it has really saved me. Photography for the Crazy guy is an endless trip!”
Surprised with his picture book and the collection entitled “Langbiang, thousand-year flying clouds”
In the celebration of 120 years Dalat Founding& Development(1893-2013) held at the end of 12/2013, he released his photo book with 120 photos of Langbiang’s very strange peaks, beautiful Panorama category 120 works equal to 120 working days he sat watching Langbiang peaks and flying clouds with many different moods, different space and time, with no overlap, thus the new theme Langbiang, thousand-year of flying clouds. MPK reveals: intend to release picture book to welcome the celebration of 120 years Dalat Founding& Development, choosing the landmark of June 21, the date when Alexandre Yersin had discovered Dalat for my exhibition and book launch. This is the gift that MPK offers to mother earth on the occasion of the celebration of 120 years Dalat Founding & Development.
A mountain peak-a life-a year-a season a month a day a morning an afternoon-an evening a sunlight a cloud-a veil of mist a corner shooting moment a ksana an eternal love- would like to send people the love of Dalat mother earth and father sky. would like to bow in silence in the love of mother earth and father sky.. That is the preface to the book that MPK cherished, nurtured for decades. He’s lucky to have a friend who promised to sponsor him to launch the book with a budget of about 60 million and another 50 million for 120 photos for the exhibition. MPK’s concept Happiness means
A mountain peak-a life-a year-a season a month a day a morning an afternoon-an evening a sunlight a cloud a veil of mist a corner a shooting moment a ksana an eternal love- would like to send people the love of Dalat mother earth and father sky. I would like to bow in silence in the love of mother earth and father sky… That is the preface to the book that MPK cherished, nurtured for decades. He’s lucky to have a friend who promised to sponsor him to launch the book with a budget of about 60 million and another 50 million for 120 photos for the exhibition. MPK’s concept: “Happiness means giving away! So, now my only wish is good health, a good heart, a clever mind to work. Working to serve life, that is happiness!” MPK innocently smiles.
By Ha Nguyet