The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors (American Landscapes 93-97)
This collection of landscape photographs were never used in those 25 years. After visiting a group show of New Topographics Movement (The Dusseldorf School) in Amsterdam earlier this year and being inspired for quite a while by the works of American photographers Lewis Baltz, Robert Adams, Henry Wessel, Stephen Shore I re-scanned and re-selected the negatives I’ve been taken during several roadtrips in the USA between 1993 and 1997. The main goal was to show emptiness, the man-altered landscapes in some ways. The over 70 black and white photographs come without captions not to distract the images that were all taken in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana.
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The Book

The Great Outdoors
American Landscapes 93-97

This collection of landscape photographs were never used in those 25 years. The 70 black and white photographs come without captions not to distract the images that were all taken in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana.

146 pages / Square format 8.5’ x 8.5’
paperback / ISBN 978-0-359-11145-9

Release date: 01 November 2018

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Daido Moriyama

I went on a short trip to Japan 2 weeks ago and while in Shinjuku Tokyo I walked around Golden Gai which is very photogenic especially nighttime. I spent some time at the photographer’s bar Kodoji. One of the guests inside was the famous photographer Daido Moriyama. His work has inspired me since I got hands on his book Shinjuku 19XX-20XX about 16 years ago.

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Earlier that day I visited Daido’s exhibition Uwajima at Akio Nagasawa Gallery.

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A new series….

Been working on a new series called UNFINISHED REALITIES here in Siem Reap. Shooting with the medium format film (6×6) Mamiya camera. The series is about the changing landscape in temple town (Siem Reap/Angkor) with new developments coming up. Shooting in the same style as the American Landscape series I did in the 90s inspired by the New Topographic Movement (Lewis Baltz, Stephen Shore, Robert Adams..)

Here a preview (a glimpse) of what have been done so far…

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All images (c) eric d vries 2018