The first photo book by Zurich-based photographer Noah Noyan Wenzinger.
is the story of a young man coming of age, carrying his handy point-and-shoot camera around with him every-where he goes to capture all sorts of different goings-on in his very own way. The protagonists are Noyan's close friends, keeping him company, inspiring him and growing up with him. His visual idiom is hard to categorize, for it's an amalgam of diverse influences from the worlds of cinema, music and gaming, as well as photographers like Bruce Gilden, Walter Pfeiffer
and Ari Marcopoulos
, his role models.
Noyan's work is clearly about Zurich, and yet its inside look at the world of Switzerland's Generations Y and Z, aka millennials and zoomers, is not typically Swiss at all—whether in terms of pictorial content or form. And it's precisely this contrast that makes the project appealing and meaningful.Noyan 2015–2022
is a very personal selection culled from an already extensive archive, which the artist keeps at his Zurich home. It includes photo-graphic documentation of his day-to-day life, shots of nightlife, concerts and vacations and even some music video stills. The book is rounded out by 16 drawings by Noah Stark (aka Clutterstew), who puts his idiosyn-cratic mark on everything he lays his hands on. The two artists are old friends with plenty of shared inter-ests, aesthetics and stories to tell.
Noah Noyan Wenzinger (born 1999 in Zurich) is a Swiss photographer. He grew up in Wiedikon and at the Schipfe in the heart of Zurich, where he graduated from the photography class at F+F Schule für Kunst und Design 2021.