In a shared house in south London with his musician mates, Sam Harris turned his bedroom into a makeshift darkroom, gaffer taping the curtains to the wall.
Throughout the Nineties he shot sleeve art and promo for major & indie record labels alike, and was a regular contributor for Dazed & Confused, The Sunday Times Magazine and Esquire, making images of Jarvis Cocker, Victoria Beckham, Portishead and many others.
On the eve of the millennium, his first daughter was born.
Harris changed direction and abandoned London. In 2002, with one-way tickets to India the young family set off on what became four nomadic years between India & Australia shooting and living The Routineless Routine.
Settling in a forest community in Western Australia he began shooting Postcards from Home, later to be exhibited internationally and win several awards, including Australian Photobook of the Year (2011).
The Middle of Somewhere was published in 2015 (Ceiba Editions) to international acclaim and was nominated for seven photobook awards, winning 3 including a coveted Lucie Award.
Known for an emotionally rich and playful eye Harris has exhibited internationally, notably at the Bibliotheque Nationale de Espana; Les Rencontres d'Arles, France; Benaki Museum, Athens; Delhi Photo Festival; Festival de la Luz, Buenos Aires; Encontros da Imagem, Portugal and Ragusa Foto, Italy.
Living in WA with bases in Los Angeles and London he is an intimate insider, reflecting and capturing everyday authentic lives of community, friends, family and the talent he shoots.
303 Mullenlowe, A&M Records, & Partners, Alcohol Think Again, AnalogFolk, Arista Records, Australia's South West, Black Swan State Theatre Company of WA, Block Branding, BMG, Circa Records, City of Perth, Creation Records, Curtin University, Dazed & Confused, Destination Perth, Dr Martins, EMI Records, ES Magazine, Esquire Magazine, Faema, Food Records, Geographical Magazine, GQ, Heavenly Records, London Records, Lotterywest, Marketforce, Mediahub, Michael Nash Associates, Mother Records, Motorola Mango, MSWA, Murdoch University, NRMA, Nova, One Little Indian, P&N Bank, Parlophone, Polydor Records, RAC, Raygun, Sony Records, Steidl, St John WA, Talking Loud, Telegraph Magazine, The Brand Agency, The Sunday Times Magazine, Time Out, Thinkerbell, UNKL, Vintage/Penguin, Virgin Records, Warner Records, Wunderman Thompson
Aswad, Badly Drawn Boy, Bassheads, Beth Orton, Black Grape, Blur, Bootsy Collins, Cornelius, Cornershop, Darkman, David Bowie, Definition of Sound, Eagle-Eye Cherry, East 17, Elbow, Elliott Smith, Emma Bunton, Frances Rufelle, George Best, Imogene Heap, Jarvis Cocker, JayKay Jamiroquai, John Lydon, Jolly Mukherjee, Lena Fiagbe, Lo Fidelity Allstars, Lowfinger, Mama Stud, Mazzy Star, Michael Gordon, Millenia Nova, Morcheeba, My Bloody Valentine, Omar, Peter O’Toole, Portished, Republica, Ronen Keating, Rose Windross, Rub Ultra, Senser, Strangelove, Tahiti 80, Tears for Fears, Terry Callier, The Pharcyde, Tindersticks, UB40, Urban Species, Victoria Beckham