Khmer Land (the book) has been released today after working on it for the last 2 months. All monochrome photographs taken during photo tours and workshops, private photo shoots and excursion trips around Cambodia…
The book comes as a printed version and as an eBook.
Khmer Land by Eric d Vries
226 pages / Royal Crown format 7.5’ x 9.9’
paperback and eBook
At the moment pretty busy with the new book before going
on tour from tomorrow for the whole week. Meaning a workshop
tomorrow, flying to Phnom Penh that same evening for a 2-day
tour/workshop and back on monday for 4 more tours in and
around Angkor. That leaves 2 days to finalize KHMER LAND…
from the new book -khmerland-
220 pages print and ebook
(c) eric d vries
more info soon…
Being booth keen amateur photographers when we recently went to Cambodia we booked well ahead on a good friend’s advice with Eric for two of our twelve days in Siem Reap. One of those was around the temples where he and his trusty tuk tuk driver Took us to the best spots to see the best bits at the best times. We started with sunrise over Angkor Wat. Eric then took us off the beaten track to lesser known spots,where we not only avoided the crowds but where there was nobody. We learnt about how to get the most memorable photos including difficult and hard to capture photos as well as getting the opportunity to photograph those sought after monks!
Eric taught us about camera technique, getting good shots and where to go for excellent coffee. He gave us tips for what to do when, when by ourselves to get the best out of our numerous trips to the temples as well as stuff to do around town which he followed up with an email.
Our second day with Eric was in the country and what a real adventure we had! We started with people working in the rice fields and then on to local villages where once again we were able to get exceptional pictures and experiences with Eric’s help because of his own local knowledge and connections to the people.
threatening sky over floating village (c) eric d vries / photo cambodia
After our lovely picnic lunch prepared by Eric’s wife we shook, bounced and slid up the bumpiest muddiest dirt track into the increasingly threatening rain, dirtying the drivers brand spanking new shiny red bike to where the long boats waited to take us up to the floating villages. It made for more great photos. When we stopped at the appointed floating shop house for a drink the heavens finally opened and we experienced a taste of real tropical flooding rains from under a noisy roof. Eric probably organised that too!
All in all we found Eric to be easy going, apparently casual, personable and helpful at every level. His tour was highly organised in a way that made us feel like it was just a naturally evolving wonderful adventure. We got way more successful shots than we ever imagined. Only drawback is we are finding it really difficult to cull them now we are home.