Book Title: Middle of Somewhere
Photographer/s: Sam Harris
Place of publication: New York
Year of publication: 2015
Dimensions of book: 245 x 185 mm
Edition size: 600
Binding, paper & printing details: Soft cover, section sewn, colour offset prints on coated paper with rounded corners, uncoated paper inserts, packaged in a raw canvas bag.
Number of pages: 190
Number of pictures: 142
Designer: Eva-Maria Kunz & Sam Harris in collaboration with Yael Harris & Candy Pilar Godoy
Cover Design: Uma Harris
Editor: Eva-Maria Kunz & Sam Harris
Printer: EBS, Italy
Retail price: $159 USD
Where to buy; stores/ distributors/URLS: Ceiba
Summary of project:
“In a digital world saturated 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.
This 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.”