meaning of "next to me"

Hello Dear Alan and Torsten!

Help me, please: “he was standing next to me” means “he was standing in front of me”? Is it so?

Thank you

‘He was standing next to me’ doesn’t necessarily mean that the person was standing in front of you. They could have been standing to your left or right hand side. At any rate they were standing near you.[YSaerTTEW443543]

TOEIC listening, photographs: Almost at the top[YSaerTTEW443543]