Photography by Sam A. Harris
Sam is a photographer based in London, UK.
You photograph with delicate reasoning and context, how much preparation do you put into your projects?
There’s normally alot of preparation that goes into my work. Ideas come to me all the time, but they develop over a long period of revisiting and general mulling over. The ideas for actual image composition normally come to me a bit faster. Generally speaking though, before shooting I know exactly what I want the outcome to be, I will of course try other stuff as well, but 90% of the time the original idea is the one I use.
You’ve shot a series using a camera phone and instagram, what are your thoughts on ‘iphoneopgraphy’ and do you think it influences photography today?
It’s funny you mention that actually, I’ve since done another shoot using just an iPhone 4S, yet I don’t even own one, instagram is alien to me. I think ‘iPhoneography’ has it’s place, but I don’t think I could ever take it too seriously. Even though I’ve shot in that way I still see it as a novelty.
You also shoot spontaneously, do you carry a camera with you always?
Yeah shooting spontaneously is refreshing. Although I only really carry a camera with me if I’m visiting somewhere new.
What other photographers influence you?
There’s alot of photographers whose work I really enjoy, but don’t necessarily feel influenced by. On the contrary there are photographers who I feel influence me, but whose work I don’t particularly enjoy. It changes alot also, but it would be safe to say I’m continuously influenced by, and enjoy the work, of Noel Rodo-Vankeulen, Alexi Hobbs and Lucas Blalock.
What are you plans for the year ahead?
Trying to save some cash to go away somewhere serious!
For more of Sam’s work, visit the website – www.samaharris.com
Interview by Elliott Morgan.
I’ve actually since bought an iPhone and am slowly getting the hang of that instagram thing.