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Another view of Hoi An, Unesco world heritage and the river in Vietnam, old buildings from the french colonial era
Jean Francois “Jeff” Perigois, is a photographer who has been making his way through Southeast Asia since the turn of the century, before setting up his base in Cambodia. Having eschewed the monotony of order in France to immerse himself in this flawed-and-vibrant region, his work seeks to capture exactly daily human interactions at street level. It is about actions, motions, reactions of humans with their surroundings — both living and inanimate — as evidenced in Breaking The Walls (2009), Cambodia’s first walking photography exhibition. For the past four years, he has been focusing on architecture and the ever-changing streetscape in Southeast Asia’s rapidly gentrifying cities. Ultimately, Jeff has the goal of creating books that captures the ongoing process of urban decay in Southeast Asia, and that critical junction where the old meets head on with the new. Having held numerous exhibitions between 2008 and 2016 in both Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, Jeff hasn’t limited himself to other field of works — he was a part of a French movie crew, produced a photo essay for the company that reconnected Cambodia’s south to the capital by rail, yet still works as a photography tour guide for budding-photographers-cum-avid-travellers who are making their way through Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos), who wants to immortalise the memories of their trips on print since 2014. Some of his work can be viewed at Galerie Photo Originale in Paris, or alternatively, online through: When Asia Meets Asia Youpic Instagram Jeff has also been privately commissioned to make photos for homes and offices — don’t hesitate to reach out if you need to spruce up a space!
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