The Middle of Somewhere
Published by Ceiba Editions, 2015. Numbered edition of 600. Sold Out.
160 Pages, 94 photographs,
2 inserts, 48 photographs:; Travelogue, a 16 page reimagining of The Routineless Routine..
No Yesterdays, prose diary notes and flashbacks by Yael Harris
Cover title strip, Post it Notes & lists; homemade and glued in every edition by hand
Cover art and arial map painting by Uma Harris
Lucie Award winner 2015
AIPP Photobook of the Year 2016
Australian Photobook of the Year - Peoples Choice Award 2016
Shortlisted & exhibited internationally
In a digital world satuarted with consumerism, The Middle of Somewhere brings a voice of an unaffected childhood in a remote corner of the world, the Southwest of Australia.
!With a warmth and candour rarely seen, Sam Harris focuses his lens on his daughters’ childhood, in a place where they are free to experience the wonder of their surroundings. The trees and the shadows, the sunlit faces and the passing seasons, are movingly brought to life by his evocative photography.
The body of work spans a twelve-year period in the life of the photographer’s family, since they have boldly decided to leave the rat race in search for a simpler existence. A Travelogue insert is included in the book from the family’s life on the road in Australia and in villages in India where they lived for several years and birthed their second daughter.
Simultaneously expressing something about the meanings of love, growing up, sisterhood, family, landscape, and the rhythm of nature, Harris’ work is at once both intimate and all embracing and is a memorable and inspiring collection of images that will both please the eye and stir the soul.
Postcards From Home
Self published, hand stamped linen cover, signed, limited edition of 50
Postcards from Home is the first part of The Middle of Somewhere, spanning the years 2008 - 2011.
Postcards from Home won three prestigious Australian book awards:
Australian Photobook of the Year 2011
Australian Publishing Industry's - 36th Galley Club Awards; Book of the Year 2012
& Australian Book of the Year 2012
The Routineless Routine
One of a kind, ring binder dummy. Inkjet prints.
The Routineless Routine was reimagined as a 16 page insert for The Middle of Somewhere.
Exhibited at The Goethe Institute, New Delhi, India, 2012
Published in print, Pix - Freedom issue 2012
After the birth of Uma, I was becoming disillusioned by the majority of my work. I felt I had become too formulaic and I craved something more honest. and personal. I also wanted more quality family time and to slow down... It was late 2002 when I abandoned my career and we bought one-way tickets to India. We set off with an open mind and open hearts. We travelled slowly and simply for several years between India and Australia. At this time I adopted digital photography, it was fresh and exciting. I also began the process of turning my camera inwards …
Time is the ultimate luxury. In India it seems elastic,. The Routineless Routine, in many ways, represents a time of transition. It was a time of undoing, searching and self-discovery. The result is a photographic diary of our journey, and the .transitory commlived very simply in several villages across India as well as camping and road tripping across Australia.