eric d vries | photographer
 

Welcome to Eric d Vries Photography

Eric d Vries, that’s me… professional photographer, artist and instructor… I have held a camera in my hands for as long I can remember. I have worked as a professional photographer for 25 years after starting as an assistant-photographer during a 2-year study at FotoVakSchool in The Netherlands. I have photographed for a long list of corporations and product manufacturers while working in a photo studio but also did press photography for a couple of newspapers and magazines back in the 90s. For the past eight years I have been instructing photo tours and workshops in Cambodia and Hong Kong. New will be in 2018 Street Photography Workshops in Bangkok and Paris.

My mission is to show you the best spots and locations in Angkor, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Europe (2019) during your photo tour and workshop, by sharing my experience and my knowledge of photography to help you understand your equipment and achieve your goals, and to take you on incredible photo tours and workshops that will inspire you for the rest of your life. Home base in Cambodia for the last 10 years (after visiting the beautiful country for the first time in April 2000) I live with my wife and three kids in Siem Reap, close the temples of Angkor…

 


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

 
 

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