Photography Tours & Workshops
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-.

8 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.

His book -Khmer Land- was self published in 2015 indicated his black and white style of photography. The Great Outdoors (American Landscapes 93-97) will be out in October 2018. He continues with the new long term series -The Monochrome Set- and available as a printed journals starting late 2018.

Eric lives with his wife Lyda, two daughters C'moon and Mo-Jique and son, named after David Sylvian, in Cambodia

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… a LEICA M2 with a VOIGTLANDER 35mm/1.4 Nokton and a Mamiya C220 medium format camera both analog.

 

EXHIBITIONS 2005-2012

 

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)

New Exhibition planned for late 2020
INTERRUPTION OF COMMON STRUCTURES

An ongoing minimal photography project inspired by the 70s New Topographic Movement.

The series is a following up from Eric D Vries’ series ‘The Great Outdoors - American Landscapes 93-97’ re-issued last year and shot mainly in SE Asia and Hong Kong. The idea was to go back to minimal less edited photographs in a digital world bombarded with editing apps and overdone post-production manipulations.
The project’s pictures depict structural details and overviews of (abandoned) buildings and landscapes, uncommon items, lines and shapes. Geometry and framing the pictures perfectly for the viewer to use their imagination for a total frame of the scene.

‘Interruption of Common Structures’ is part of a trilogy together with the water towers series and a project showing the changing of landscapes in his hometown (Unfinished Realities) totally shot on medium format film.

 

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