eric d vries | photographer
 

Welcome to Eric d Vries Photography

Eric D Vries started photography professionally in the mid-80s in the Netherlands to become an assistant to an established local photographer before working as an independent freelance photographer.

In 2007 Eric moved to Cambodia to live and to work on personal projects as well as exhibit his work at venues in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. He was one of the founding members of SEAcollectiv, a group of photographers in Southeast Asia, and involved in publishing of their 2-monthly online magazine -Moments-.

Seven years ago he started -Photo Cambodia- with instructed photo tours and high end workshops throughout Cambodia with the temples of Angkor as main part besides working on his personal projects/series. In 2016 he also started with street photography workshops in Bangkok and Hong Kong.

His book -Khmer Land- was self published in 2015 indicated his black and white style of photography inspired by the Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama as well as the works of Saul Leiter. He continues with the new long term series -The Monochrome Set- which will be on display in Hong Kong and available as a printed book the coming year.


The cameras I use

Sometimes I get questions from (potential) clients what cameras/lenses I use. Well… I got the Nikon D700 full frame using at the moment only for portrait sessions. The very handy Fuji X100T is mainly for street photography. The Fuji X-Pro 1 (love that camera) with a 10-24mm, 35mm and 60mm I carry in and around the temples and during other photo tours/workshops and… the analog LEICA M2 with a VOIGTLANDER 35mm/1.4 Nokton.

 
 
Although I mostly shoot during the workshops with digital cameras I’m still a fan of analog rangefinders (Leica M2 for example) and during the latest street photography workshop in Hong Kong I bought a pristine Yashica Electro 35 GTN. So on day 3 of the workshop I tested the camera with some film (Ilford Delta 400) at Langham Shopping Mall (Mongkok) and on the streets in Sham Shui Po. Here are just a couple of test shots…
 
     
 

When not running photography workshops I'm busy with my hugh archive and personal projects. At the moment I'm giving shape to a new series called THE MONOCHROME SET. Some of this selection are already online on my Instagram but for sure more to come. THE MONOCHROME SET will be on display early 2019 in Hong Kong.

Check out the progress of the series here…


 

EXHIBITIONS

2005
FOREIGN CORRESPONDENTS CLUB PHNOM PENH
Images of Cambodia (solo)

2006
FOREIGN CORRESPONDENTS CLUB SIEM REAP
A Blues for Buddha (solo)

2009
4FACES GALLERY SIEM REAP
Hello Darling (solo)

EQUINOX PHNOM PENH
part of group show

JAVA ART CAFE PHNOM PENH
part of group show

CHINESE HOUSE PHNOM PENH
Khmer Standoff (solo)

2010
THE RAFFLES SIEM REAP
Retrospective 00/10 (solo)

2012
INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL PHNOM PENH
Angkor Beyond Pt. 1 (solo)

VICTORIA RESORT SIEM REAP
Angkor Beyond Pt. 2 (solo)

2019
HONG KONG TBA
The Monochrome Set

 
 

All text and images on this website (c) eric d vries