SELECTED WORKS IN COLOR

Eric Devries

 

A selection of 3 color series DOMINION, THE SHADOWED CORNER and IN THE SHADOW OF GLORIOUS DAYS

DOMINION
Series of photographs which started as a project years ago under the name 'In Your Room'. Probably the first time I was seriously thinking of working in color. Must have been the same time as I started with editing a 'Moments' issue for the SEAcollective I co-founded. 2 years ago I re-selected the photographs and added new ones and changed the title to 'Dominion'.

IN THE SHADOW OF GLORIOUS DAYS
New series I completed last november titled 'In The Shadow Of Glorious Days'.
I came up with the title for this series after taking photographs of abandoned houses and left alone objects in areas combined with some unusual portraits that would make the series complete, in my opinion. The 'Beetle in Green' photograph, taken in 2010, was the start of the series and with that idea I've been working around that photograph and subject selecting from my huge archive combined with new shots taken just before I finished the series…

THE SHADOWED CORNER
Green is Devries’ less favourite colour but there’s a large amount of green in the latest series which are titled ‘The Shadowed Corner’. Although working in black and white for over 30 years he started to work in colour recently. It’s different, he said, colours could make the picture more than the subject we would aim for. But colour could also be distracted in some ways. You don’t have that in b/w photography. In his opinion the colours have to be real, what you see is what you get. He hates overdone vivid coloured images mostly done in editing. Hate the ‘pain in the eyes’ sharpness also, he said, and don’t mess around with colours especially the colour ‘green’. The last couple of months D Vries has been studying the colour works of Stephen Shore, William Eggleston and Saul Leiter not subject wise but for the colour style they use which results in this new series. Feels like going thru your archive with different eyes.
The Shadowed Corner series depict images from mostly the last 2 years in Paris, Hong Kong, Japan and SE Asia with the idea of combining them instead of showing each location separately. All pictures are stand-alone images and not related to the next one not even for its colour. The Shadowed Corner, the title was chosen after reading an article in a house-design magazine about getting the lighting right with a good balance of shadow and light...

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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