martin reeves
Photography, Thailand
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Tel: 66 877086777 Fax: 66 28097954
Brief Summary
British-born fine-art photographer/filmmaker Martin Reeves embarked on an enchanting personal journey twenty-six years ago, visiting lost cities and remote locations in Asia.
Being passionate about photography, Martin’s dream was to portray an Asia of old. An Asia steeped in magic and myth.
His photographs look slightly otherworldly, possessing an ancient quality that frees the subject from the modernity of the 20th century.
ZOOM, the acclaimed international fine-art photography magazine, has featured Martin’s Asian portfolios twice and his images have been exhibited throughout Asia and Europe.
Four of Martin’s photos of Angkor were chosen by His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia as state gifts in 2006, and in 2007, Martin’s book Angkor: Into The Hidden Realm became testament to his fourteen-year labour-of-love photographing Angkor. With a foreword by HRH Princess Norodom Rattana-Devi, the book holds images that have been immortalised into the design of the five-star Hotel de la Paix in Siem Reap by the legendary designer Bill Bensley.
Also in 2007, Martin was chosen, along with a group of internationally renowned photographers, to take part in a book project entitled Thailand: Nine Days In The Kingdom; a tribute to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on the occasion of his eightieth birthday.
In 2008, Martin was assigned to take photos of ‘Old Siam’ — the resulting photos are on permanent display inside the clubhouse of the Royal Residence — Bangkok’s most prestigious housing project.
When Martin is not taking photographs, he makes short films for the History Channel.
Bill Bensley of Bensley Design Studios
Tourist Authority of Thailand
Singapore Tourist Board
History Channel
Discovery Channel

Professional Experience
1986 – Present day
Hidden Realms
An on-going twenty-seven year personal black & white photography project featuring landscapes, temples and portraits taken in the Asian region.

2009 - 2011
Short Films for the History Channel and Bio Channel
The directing/filming/editing of fourteen 3-4 minute interstitials

The Photographer’s Vision
Contributing photographer to Michael Freeman’s The Photographer’s Vision, a third in a series beginning with The Photographer’s Eye then The Photographer’s Mind.

Shinta Mani Hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Photographs for the interior of the not yet completed Shinta Mani hotel, designed by the legendary Bill Bensley. The theme was 'looking up' and the photos feature the temples of Angkor as if viewed while lying down. The photos are to be placed on the ceiling.

Personal book for Tawan Duchanee
A personal book commissioned for famous Thai artist Tawan Duchanee comprising of photographs of his unique and very strange estate — Baan Dam, in Chiang Rai, Thailand.

Mercy — book project
Contributor to Mercy, a book created and curated by Award Winning Photographer James Whitlow Delano.

Indigo Pearl, Phuket, Thailand
A series of photographs taken at the Indigo Pearl resort and around Phuket Island.

Sena Clubhouse
A series of 120 photographs showing Thailand in a time gone by that are on permanent display at the Sena Clubhouse, a clubhouse central to the Royal Residence, the most luxurious housing project in Bangkok.

2008 – (March)
Hidden Realms
A solo exhibition at Wyndam Thai, Bangkok.

2007 – (Nov)
9 Days in the Kingdom
A solo exhibition at the Four Seasons Hotel, Bangkok. Photographs from my Thailand: 9 Days In The Kingdom assignment to the hill tribes north of Chiang Rai and the ancient cities of Sukhothai and Khampaeng Phet.

2007 – (Sept)
Compassionate Dreams
A solo exhibition raising funds for Bangkok’s Mercy Centre held at the Sukhothai Hotel. My photos were auctioned during a cocktail evening.

2007 – (March)
Angkor: Into The Hidden Realm
A large format book titled Angkor: Into The Hidden Realm, published by Mark Standen Publishing Ltd. containing over 80 b/w infrared photos taken over a 14-year period at Angkor, with a foreword written by HRH Princess Norodom Rattana-Devi.

2007 – (Jan)
Thailand: 9 Days In The Kingdom
A photo assignment for a book project in honour of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Fifty-five of the world’s most celebrated photographers were sent all over Thailand to cover all aspects of the Kingdom. This book was released in November 2007.

2006 – (Sept)
Wave Photo Gallery
A solo photo exhibition at Wave Photo Gallery in Brescia, Italy, featuring forty selected images from my Asian portfolios.

2006 – (Feb)
The Four Seasons Hotel group
A series of infrared b/w photographs featuring the culture and landscapes of the Golden Triangle, on permanent display at their new ‘tent’ hotel concept in Chiang Rai, Thailand.

Hotel de la Paix, Siem Reap, Cambodia
One hundred and eighty large-format infrared b/w photos of Angkor incorporated into the design of the Hotel de la Paix in Siem Reap, Cambodia — one of Bill Bensley's luxurious designs.

2005 (Oct)
Youth Aids
Lifestyle portraits for an exhibition promoting AIDS awareness by Youth Aids opened by HRH Ubon Ratana Rajkanya, Princess of Thailand.

The Four Seasons Hotel
A solo photo exhibition at the Four Seasons Hotel, Rachadamri featuring my black & white Asian portfolio.

Mercy Centre
Portraits of children at Bangkok’s Mercy Centre AIDS foundation, for an exhibition opened by Ashley Judd and Coco Lee, shown during the international AIDS conference.

The Four Seasons Hotel
A solo photo exhibition at the Four Seasons Hotel, Rachadamri featuring my black & white Asian portfolio.

Red eye
A self-published limited edition book featuring fifteen-years of Asian infrared images and Asian travel stories.

1999 – on-going
A personal film project following the lives of four Black Hmong hill tribe girls from NW Vietnam, as mass tourism takes hold in their once sleepy mountain vista.

1999 – on-going
Director of Photography on a free-lance basis for Discovery Channel Asia, The History Channel, Human TV, Firewire Films, Tian Pictures and various independent documentary film projects.

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