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Professional photographer Eric d Vries

Temples and the Countryside

Some shots from last weekend’s photo tour and workshop with clients from the Gold Coast Australia showing them one day the temples followed by a day in the countryside near Siem Reap…

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*sunrise at Angkor is never the same…

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*inside Angkor Wat
*the demons of the South Gate of Angkor Thom

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*at the Buddha gallery inside Angkor Wat
*’you take mine and I take yours…’

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*the Leper King inside
*at the Bayon

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*passing by on a sunday morning
*cowboy of the countryside

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*lots of saffron
*a family posing

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*one of the boys of the bike repair shop
*getting into the floating village

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*floating houses
*into the water plants…

Really sad

I got the really sad news today that Terry, wife of Bruce, passed away last saturday.
We became friends after their first 6-day photo tour with me almost 4 years ago and returned for a 8-day tour last year. Terry fell in love with Cambodia. Her wish was to get a Buddhist ceremony in Cambodia so we will arrange one.


Terry having a blessing by the monks of Angkor Wat last year

Rest in Peace, Terry. You’ll always be in our hearts.

The White Building

The end of an era… The infamous White Building in Phnom Penh will be put down within weeks. All habitants are compensated and relocated. The White Building was part of my Street Photography sessions in Phnom Penh and I think I’ve been visiting the place with my clients over 25 times the last couple of years.
At the moment I’m selecting out of more than 1500 shots for a series. I’ll keep you updated when finished…





Another review

“My sister and I spent a half day with Eric out at the temples. His simple explanation of camera settings and built in practice opportunities to improve composition were really good and we walked away feeling much more confident in our skills with our cameras. Eric was friendly, helpful and informative (about photography and the temples). it was a great way to spend time at the temples outside of the usual sight seeing. Highly recommend for any budding or enthusiastic photographer.”
Thanks Ruth and Emma


Wow… it’s been a while…

…since the last post on this blog.
Been very busy with tours and workshops of course (Angkor, Phnom Penh, Hong Kong), building a new house and the arrival of our baby boy, Sylvian.
I didn’t have much time to practice with my new Leica M2 (film that is) but the pics I shot in Hong Kong are fab. A shame there’s no film available in Cambodia so a Bangkok trip is in the pipeline…
So back on track right now. Tours and workshops are scheduled the coming weeks and hoping I’ll find the time to work (update) on the websites with new info, new pics etc.
Here’s one from the latest photo workshop at Angkor…


What to do in one and a half day

I’ve been out with my Canadian clients to Angkor Park and the countryside near Siem Reap a few days ago. Although changing, the countryside is still worth going to. Interacting with the locals for some nice portraits, talking to the monks at their pagoda and visiting an unspoiled floating village futher down the road. Still lovely…
The following day I showed them around my favorite temple spots trying to avoid the big crowds. It looks like there are more visitors by the day and I wonder how the authorities will handle it in the very near future… Anyway… we found our ways and left the park with great shots with no tourists in them…
More info of the tours/workshops I provide right here…

Some shots…


@the floating village


a village girl at the local market


preah khan colours


@the market


around the corner…


inside the pagoda


in front of his shop…


late afternoon light

(c) eric d vries / 2017