Renowned French publication L’Oeil de la Photographie recently ran an in-depth interview i did with Alison Stieven-Taylor. You can read it here
A few weeks ago, ace movie maker Ruslan Kulski from ABC Open came for an afternoon visit with his camera and some questions… It was great talking with him and showing him around. The result is this 3 minute doco
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.
A couple of weeks ago i had the honor of having my latest essay The Middle of Somewhere published on Burn Magazine. It’s always a special occasion for me when i can finally share a new series. Spanning 2011-2013 it’s been a slow process… from the day-to-day shooting (i’m almost always shooting) to the various edits (usually starts by thinking about a book layout, pairs, sequences etc.) then refining the book edit (some 80-90 images) down to a tighter magazine essay.
Like so many things, it is worth the wait. I like to have some distance between myself and my images, to detach myself emotionally to get the edit right. I usually rely on some outside help too. Yael my wife is always involved with editing. Last May whilst i was over in Sydney i had to good fortune to spend a couple of days going over a huge pile of prints with the talented photo editor Isabelle Rouvillois. Isabelle offer a much-needed ruthless outsiders eye.
David Alan Harvey, Magnum photographer and Curator at Burn also provided a further edit, tightening my 29 images down to 22 and re-arranging parts of the sequence. The result is a flow of images i am very happy with.
This work continues my personal diary of home life where Postcards from Home left off. The Middle of Somewhere is the next chapter… you can check it our over on Burn Magazine here.
Crazy… recently my following on Instagram jumped from 350 to 20,000 within 2 weeks!
At first i wondered what was going on. Then i recieved an email from Instagram:
“Congratulations, samharrisphoto! You are currently featured on Instagram’s list of Suggested Users. Our Suggested Users List is a dynamic list that highlights some of the top photographers on Instagram… …Being on the Suggested Users List means that we love your account and see you as a model Instagrammer.”
below are a few pages from the article, including some new images from the forthcoming series ‘the middle of somewhere’