Bondi Diary… (based on a true story)

David Alan Harvey, photographer, mentor, book publisher, magazine editor and big time party dude came to Sydney a couple of weeks ago.  The Head On Photo Festival launched his ‘based on a true story’ book and exhibition as well as the Burn 02 in Print exhibition.

For me, David’s visit was special for many reasons… firstly, we finally got to meet ‘in real life’… then there was the chance for fellow Burn photographers to all meet (many for the first time off-line) and share ideas, passion for photography and good times.

Most special was the gathering of the team that helped David create the book. They came from all over the globe to Sydney to celebrate the book launch. Bryan Harvey who designed it, Eva – Maria Kunz, production manager, Candy Pilar Godoy, production / assistant photo editor, Roberta Tavares, fixer / production in Rio. Candy & Roberta also feature in the book.

David, always taking photographs… Bondi, Sydney 2012 – Photo © Sam Harris

Michelle & Niki – Bondi, Sydney 2012 – Photo © Sam Harris

Kerry –  Bondi, Sydney 2012 – Photo © Sam Harris

Bryan – Bondi, Sydney 2012 – Photo © Sam Harris

Candy – Bondi, Sydney 2012 – Photo © Sam Harris

Roberta.- Bondi, Sydney 2012 – Photo © Sam Harris

Roberta – Bondi, Sydney 2012 – Photo © Sam Harris

Celebration time…  – Bondi, Sydney 2012 – Photo © Sam Harris

Cheers! – Bondi, Sydney 2012 – Photo © Sam Harris

‘based on a true story’, blends fact with fiction to create a Novella that you can take apart and rebuild… it’s analog, interactive and 3d. there are even clues and a map to help you unravel the story hidden within… You have to hold it, feel it, pour over it, get inside it, take it apart, rebuild it, live it, smell it, caress it and then it all makes sense… Fresh, Sensual, Sexy, Killer, Dope… David leads by example, he could just sit back and talk about past glories, but that’s not David’s style… he’s out there doing it, living it. Now, right now… Ideas happen… ‘based on a true story’ is the living proof ; )) This book is an absolute classic. His best yet! And the very best thing about ‘based on a true story’ IS the PHOTOGRAPHY.

Check it out

It was also an honor to be asked by David to present my Postcards from Home series to his students during his 5 day Master Class…

But beyond all that, the best part of the experience for me was the friendships forged during my time in Sydney. I feel so lucky to have met so many special people in such a short time. Thank you David for bringing us all together and being such a generous host!


6 thoughts on “Bondi Diary… (based on a true story)

    1. samharrisphoto Post author

      Hey Vlad!
      thanks very much.
      nice to see you here!!
      it’s going good thanks, pretty busy… i’m preparing a presentation for next week
      at Auckland Festival of Photography (flying over next weekend) and also putting
      together my next workshop…
      Hope you get over to WA, would be nice to hook up…
      hows everything with you? (you got my e-mail address right? at gmail dot com)
      please let me know if you come over.
      Cheers, Sam

    1. samharrisphoto Post author

      how nice to see you here… and thank you for your comment, it’s appreciated.
      i’ve many more snaps from this time, might post a ‘wider’ edit on fb (if i get time).
      it was lovely seeing you out and about all smiles and goodness.
      best of luck with the birth, must be any day now?!! exciting : )))
      hugs, sam


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