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I’m most honoured and grateful to have this image selected by Instagram as one of eight photos as they look back on 2014…


Truly a global community… I’m quite amazed that Instagram selected this photograph as part of their looking back at 2014 feature. It’s wonderful to know that i can take photos from my daily life here in Balingup, a remote part of Australia, a remote part of the world… and yet photo editors in New York and San Francisco see them and pay attention. Thank you Instagram!

If you’d like to see more of my on-going photo diary, you can follow me @samharrisphoto

Thanks and hope to see you there!!


I’m delighted to have had one of my Instagram images selected to be part of the Instagram exhibition “Here in the World: Voices of the Instagram Community” at Photoville in New York.

The show will open to the public on Thursday, September 18 and closes on Sunday, September 28. The location is Pier 5 at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn. So if you’re in the area why not check it out…

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Last week i was invited to shoot for Burn Diary over on Instagram. Burn Diary is the Instagram feed featured by Burn Magazine.  One photographer takes over for 7 days from anywhere in the world and is given total freedom to shoot whatever they want. I had a lot of fun shooting from home. I also felt the pressure!. I shoot all the time, so there is no issue with that, but the fast editing and decision-making is quite different to my regular work flow. I can always edit other people’s work quite easily but with my own work it’s not so simple… These days i tend to shoot for months without ever reviewing (or even thinking about) what i’ve got. Then when i feel the time is right, i’ll spend a few weeks going over all my material. I enjoy the distance this creates between myself and my work, it helps me to be more objective and less attached. Of course this is not the case shooting and posting on Instagram which is quite spontaneous and fast, but i would not normally post more than 3 images in a week. Burn Diary’s only requirement is that you post a minimum of two images every 24 hours. So it kept me pretty busy…

Below are my favorite images from my week in the hot seat.

Photo © Sam Harris

Photo © Sam Harris

Photo © Sam Harris

Photo © Sam Harris


Photo © Sam Harris

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Photo © Sam Harris

Photo © Sam Harris

Photo © Sam Harris

Photo © Sam Harris

Photo © Sam Harris




MOPLA – Instagram Jam


I’m very happy to be exhibiting 10 images at this year’s Instagram Jam, which is part of MOPLA (Month of Photography LA) organised by The Lucie Foundation.

50% of print sales go to SNAPSHOP, Lucie Foundation’s photography workshop program for kids in under served areas of Los Angeles.

The exhibition kicks off at 7pm Wednesday 16th April at Contact Photo Lab’s gallery. LA 90031

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Below: one of my Instagram images from the exhibition

Yali, bucket bath - Photo © Sam Harris

Yali, bucket bath – Photo © Sam Harris




Yali – Mumbai Taxi © Sam Harris 2014

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.”

Living in the back of beyond, as i do, Instagram gives me and indeed us all a global connection for sharing our photography. You can check out my Instagram feed @samharrisphoto here


Katie – Balingup © Sam Harris 2014



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Recently i was invited to join in a global project around the exhibition Home Truths, curated by Susan Bright and on show at The Photographers’ Gallery, London, The Foundling Museum, London and The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago.

I was asked to do a virtual residency and takeover the The Photographers’ Gallery Instagram feed for 7 days, sharing my domestic diary and bringing a father’s perspective to this wonderful project.

TPG IG takeoevr site home 1 copy - Version 3Below are  a few images from my residency. You can see the rest of my Instagrams as well as the other photographers shooting for the Home Truths Instagram Takeover at The Photographers’ Gallery Instagram feed here


Photo © Sam Harris


Photo © Sam Harris

Uma Reluctant Portrait

Photos © Sam Harris


Photo © Sam Harris


Sean... first fire of the season

Balingup, Sean & the first fire of the season ©Sam Harris 2013

I am perhaps a bit late to the party, but recently i’ve been playing with my iPhone and Instagram and loving it! For me it’s an opportunity to be more spontaneous with my photography, expand my diary and share images that would otherwise just sit in a hard drive.

This is a welcome change for me as usually my work process is much slower. With my family work, Postcards from Home and the new series The Middle of Somewhere I’ll often wait a year or more before trawling through my archive to discover what i have.

But it’s not only about shooting and sharing… Instagram is also about staying in touch and seeing  what other photographers are up to. It’s a fun way to communicate…

Take a look on Instagram – samharrisphoto and check out those i follow…

©Sam Harris

Bali ©Sam Harris 2013

Bali ©Sam Harris 2013

Bali ©Sam Harris 2013

when the ink runs out... print error ©Sam Harris 2013

when the ink runs out… print error ©Sam Harris 2013

Balingup ©Sam Harris 2013

Balingup ©Sam Harris 2013

Perth ©Sam Harris 2013

Perth ©Sam Harris 2013

Bali ©Sam Harris 2013

Bali ©Sam Harris 2013