This is my favorite of the new rooms and if it hadn’t been full since we opened them I would have snuck over here for a night! This room features blue silk in the windows and chairs and our Nikaya Handcrafted pillows on the king sized bed. Just before we opened the rooms I went to visit Pisey in the old market and found the amazing silverish green pillows now on the chairs, they were the perfect finishing touch. The art in this room are stunning photographs by Doc Now Media (see their bios and information below). Jeff and his family traveled with us a few years ago and became big supporters of JWOC. Jeff and Ryan returned last year and stayed with us while shooing an amazing documentary on modern-day leprosy. Their photographs of Angkor Wat and the temples are stunning and complete this room perfectly!
Srey Room has a connecting door to Sita Room and together they make the Srey Sita Suite, a perfect escape for families!
Jeff Johns is an award winning photographer, journalist and documentary filmmaker living in Los Angeles, California. He has lived and worked in Thailand, the Philippines and Bangladesh, and continues to pursue projects both domestically and abroad. Recently, in late 2011, Johns finished producing his fifth length documentary “STIGMA”, which sent a team of 2 journalists around the world to document the still present plight of leprosy still affecting millions of people in almost every country.
A native of Washington, D.C., Johns attended the Washington Waldorf School for 12 years, an institution to which he attributes a great deal of his creative talents. He went on to study art at the University of Redlands, and in 2010 graduated from the Brooks Institute of Photography with a B.A. in Visual Journalism. Along with his B.A., Johns was the recipient of the prestigious “Outstanding Achievement Award” for his work on two international documentary projects as well as his lengthy record as a volunteer after natural disasters worldwide. Jeff is also an alum of the Eddie Adams Barnstorm Workshops.
Ryan Loughridge is an award winning visual journalist based in Los Angeles, California. While receiving his education at Brooks Institute, Loughridge was awarded with the First Year Award in Visual Journalism. Also during his time at Brooks, Loughridge won a Bronze medal in the 64th Annual CPOY contest. After receiving his BA in June of 2010, he attended the XXIII Eddie Adams Workshop. Also in 2010, Loughridge worked on two feature length international documentaries, taking him to South Africa and Southeast Asia. His print work has been featured in various publications, museums and print galleries. “I aim to create visually stunning multimedia. Whether it be photography, design, film, or audio, I want to blow the minds of anyone who experiences my work. I strive for excellence. Self expression is held in the highest of my regards.” Loughridge shoots to bend the rules of art and movement, while incorporating that which is the human experience.
Founded in 2010 by award winning photographers and journalists, Jeff Johns and Ryan Loughridge, Doc NOW Media is a multifaceted visual journalism team. Specializing in an array of visual mediums, Doc NOW is part photo collective and part production-company delivering multimedia packages needed by businesses, media outlets, organizations and foundations in today’s modern age.