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jan08

It’s a bit chilly here in the tropics, meaning 14 C early mornings. Cambodians are wearing big coates and gloves while on their way on motorbikes to local markets. Early morning light is lovely at 6am just before it gets to harsh. Soft sunlight (the Golden Hour) appears after 5pm in the living room which is shown here…


 

jan06

Still working on the long term series (ALL STOOD) STILL to get all the pics in a perfect sequence and selecting which ones go for a color print that will be included in the first edition in April. So hang on there…


 

jan03

Happy New Year
2020 was a tough and boring year although I came up with new ideas and a new website. Let’s hope 2021 will be better for all of us.
Here’s a new pic of me and the misses taken by my daughter Mo-Jique on my birthday…


 

dec10

‘Partly cloudy’ says the weather forecast for this coming weekend so I’ll get out for a couple of walks in my neighborhood with some ‘fresh’ color film. This morning I made some free time to look again at William Eggleston’s book ‘The Democratic Forest - selected works which is an absolute master piece and very inspiring like the works of Raymond Meeks and Lewis Baltz, to name a few…


 

dec05

Back on Instagram after a 3 months 'sabbatical' showing images of the (all stood) STILL 'work-in-progress series.

ericdvries on insta


nov21

Finally… The website is online and so is this news page. That means all other websites and blogs are gone. Just posting on this website ericdevries dot nl.

I’ve been working a lot on new ideas and my archive meaning I’ll still run the photo tours and workshops in Cambodia but less. I’ll focus more on a new project called '(all stood) STILL' what would result in a couple of hand-made Xerox books in the very near future. You can follow the website and my Insta for any progress…
Stay safe, wear a mask!


nov10

As you understand still no tours and workshops at the moment because of the pandemic. Siem Reap is a dead town and to proof that here’s a pic of Pub Street in the evening not so long ago…

We survived a couple of typhoons lately left half the country flooded, yes that bad. But hey... it’s november and normally the end of the rainy season. Let the sun shine…

 

 

oct24

Started as a small series from the archive and selected during Covid19. Working title was ‘Objetivo No Objetivo’ but was changed early september into ‘(all stood) STILL’
It will be a long term project of a combination of images from the archive and new to shoot material, digital as well as analog.

Follow this ‘work in progress’…


oct15

Still Available / The Book KHMER LAND

A COLLECTION OF MONOCHROME PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANCIENT TEMPLES, THE KHMER PEOPLE IN THE CITIES AND IN THE COUNTRYSIDE AND SCENIC SPOTS AROUND THE COUNTRY. SOME OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS IN KHMER LAND WERE SHOT DURING PRIVATE PHOTO SHOOTS AND EXCURSION TRIPS. (2015)

"I’ve had time to enjoy your books and I love them. Really, really great photos. You are a talent and I feel privileged to have spent time with you, even if only 2 days. They are on my ever growing bookshelf and I’ll revisit them regularly, for enjoyment and inspiration..." (review)

Khmer Land by Eric Devries
226 pages / 7.5’ x 9.9’
paperback

check it out here...

 


 

sept04

Last post on my Instagram for the moment but I'll return as soon as my website is updated and I'll put excerpts from the new series on...

Check it out and follow me...


sept01

Covid19 second wave?
When I read what’s going on in parts of the world than yes. Here in Cambodia we don’t have a lockdown, no second wave. We had a little more than 275 positive cases but gladly no one died.
Borders are still closed and tourists are only allowed to enter by air with a pre-occupied visa, a health insurance and to pay 2000 us dollars deposit. After testing negative (24 hrs) they will get back their deposit minus the test costs and have to stay in quarantine for 2 weeks. If you’re tested positive or someone on your flight… you’re screwed! You can imagine that tourists stay away as long as it takes. Siem Reap, once a very popular destination thanks to the temples of Angkor is suffering by the lack of tourists.
Hopefully they will come again next year March. I’ll keep you updated!
Stay safe, wear a mask!

   



 

aug28

"Another day at the office…" Scanning film negatives I took in the 80s for ‘A Flatland’s Ode’-series. It’s a hommage of my home country Netherlands. places I stayed, places I visited. Holland is mostly flat with a couple of hills and many dikes. I used a poem from a famous Dutch poet H. Marsman to illustrate the series, series that are only online on this website.
Check it out here…




 

aug17

Re-edit version of a series of photographs taken during a short trip to Japan in 2018 with my wife. Our first time to Tokyo and Kyoto. I only took a small digital camera with me with a manual standard lens. Absolutely loved Japan, the cities, the food, the people. During this short stay I got inspiration enough to go back for a longer period of time in the near future and explore the country more.

Days in Nippon series here…




july22

A bit of sad news this month. Olympus will stop producing their cameras. Not that I’m a big fan of their digital ones, I’m still using a 40 year old OM-1 once in a while. It’s a great camera and the Zuiko lenses are not so bad either. During my time studying photography I was shooting with the OM-1, OM-4 and OM-10.
FYI I still love to shoot with analog cameras besides the OM-1 with the Leica M2 and Mamiya C220.

 



 

april03

Something different here… I’m a b/w person, I probably think in b/w but once in a while I go color. Selecting works for 2 books ‘In The Shadow Of Glorious Days’ and ’Seleccionado’
Seleccionado is a collection of color photographs from the ‘Dominion’, ‘The Shadowed Corner’ and ’Selected Works Vol. 1 and 2’ series.
Both books with color works are still available through LULU - click here




 

march24

Here he is, Sylvian, my son. Named after artist David Sylvian. Got a toy-camera for his third birthday this year. He knows it’s a toy one and sometimes when he follows me while I’m shooting he takes over the real camera and snaps away, his way. Not sure he’ll become a photographer in the future, nowadays he’s more into collecting insects with his bare hands in our garden. Just call it a phase…




 

jan15

A couple of times a year I visit Bangkok or for some photography workshops or just to explore the city which I prefer more than Phnom Penh. Last time was just before the outbreak of Covid19 in January and had to be there to get film stuff (not available in Cambodia)
I’m not a collector but I always try to get my hands on some nice and inspiring photo books while visiting places. In Bangkok I bought these 3 gorgeous books (W. Eggleston, H. Gruyaert, S. Shore)



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