Come along to this educational talk from professional photographer Sam Harris. Hear about his journey from living his dream to become a professional photographer in the fast paced lifestyle of Central London’s music scene. At the height of his career he then took his family away from London to the Australian bush to recapture his passion for photography. This journey was recorded and turned into an award winning book – The Middle of Somewhere.
The Middle of Somewhere was a finalist at the POYi Awards for Best Photography Book, won the Australian Photobook of the Year 2015 People’s Choice Award, won the AIPP Book of the Year 2016, was a finalist at Les Rencontres d’Arles Book Award 2015 and at GuatePhoto Festival, Photo Espana, Athens Photo Festival, and Ceiba won the LUCIE Award for book publisher of the year 2015!
Sam’s journey, the equipment he used, how he met his clients, curated his award winning book, all will be revealed in this inspirational talk, aptly named from London to the Bush.
SUNDAY 1ST JULY 2018 6-8PM.
Shoot Photography Workshop,
232 Stirling St, Perth
FAEMA is a historical brand operating in the world of professional coffee machines. To celebrate their 70th anniversary eight photographers from around the world were commissioned to interpret the FAEMA brand and to celebrate the global presence and appreciation of the great Italian espresso tradition.
I was asked to go to Sydney and with the help of Vittoria coffee, photograph Australian coffee culture; from hipster cafes to 5 star hotels and restaurants. The resulting images were part of the exhibition ‘Express your Art‘ at the MUMAC (Museum of the coffee machine) Milan, Italy.
The project was art directed by the Eyesopen! who chose photographers with different traits and styles. The eight chosen photographers came from several countries around the world – diversity was key.
“It’s hard to make a corporate project artistic,” – “But we managed to do so just because the images spoke volumes. For example, Sam Harris chose the endless sea in Australia as the backdrop for almost dreamlike compositions that conjure up universal images. In his intimate style, when capturing personal family moments he let himself be inspired by the colours and sensations that the locations evoked within him, thus transporting us as observers there too.” Barbara Silbe, Eyesopen!
You can go on a virtual tour of the exhibition here, and read more about the project and photographers here.
Photo-Eye, the renowned US photobook store and blog recently featured The Middle of Somewhere as it’s book of the week with a lovely review by Daniel Boetker-Smith (Director of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive).
“I was asked by someone yesterday to describe Harris’ book in one sentence, I said without thinking: ‘it’s like looking at a Super-8 film in book form.’ This is a unique and special book.”
One of my images has been accepted for the BIFB COLLECTION 2014, an annual fundraiser for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. For now, I can’t tell you what my image is, as all works are hung anonymously, and that would be letting the cat out of the bag, but all images in the show are for sale at the one price $125.
You can purchase a red dot at http://www.trybooking.com/92603 which also includes entry into the event at Gallery Eleven40, 1140 Malvern Road, Malvern, Victoria, starting at noon on Sunday August 31st. The event runs until around 4.00pm. All the details are at the website
Los Angeles’ Duncan Miller Gallery has featured one of my images on their innovative Your Daily Photograph, print collection sale. ‘Uma, bubble gum’ was selected by curator and photography commentator Alison Sieven-Taylor. Alison’s weekly blog Photojournalism Now has a wide international readership and her writing appears in a variety of leading photography magazines.