Sunday, February 1, 2009

Picture paradise

Photographers love Cambodia. Whether its the Siem Reap-based black and white photography of John McDermott, who is finally bringing out a book this year on his iconic Angkor photos, or self-published books from the likes of David Seaver and Filippo Minelli, the numbers of photographers locating themselves in Cambodia is growing by the minute. There are now two photographic agencies vying for business, having been set up in the last couple of months. I shouldn't forget my old pal Eric de Vries of course, and countless others. Eric has already self-published three books including his 2006 book, Images of Cambodia. David Seaver's book, Cambodia, Breaking the Bonds of History, is the result of six years documenting the changing face of this country, whilst conceptual-artist Minelli is a world traveller and painter who brought out his Cambodia photo-book last year. Both the latter two books are available through, as are others from lensmen dedicated to bringing you the beauty of Cambodia and beyond. Link: Eric de Vries.


Anonymous Eric said...

...and don't forget the stunning black and white Angkor-series by British-born fine-art photographer Martin Reeves...

February 2, 2009 at 8:14 PM  
Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

You know what, if I was including an exhaustive list of photography books about Angkor I would've mentioned him, but I wasn't. I was just pointing out two books that I'd just come across and a plug for a friend! As for Reeves, he never sent me a copy of his book to review upon its release, so I don't think I've ever mentioned it before now (I say tongue in cheek). His book Angkor: Into the Hidden Realm is a book of infrared pictures taken at Angkor and published in 2007. Not everyone's cup of tea. However, you can see more at:
so make your own mind up.
Some of the pictures I like, some I don't.

February 2, 2009 at 10:05 PM  
Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

By the way, any photographers looking for a scoop should get over to the northwest of the country as Angelina Jolie, Bradd Pitt and the gang are in town, having flown in yesterday. I'm sure those in the know, knew that already!

February 3, 2009 at 4:06 PM  

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