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Shaun Earl Harris

In the pursuit of being the best … 

I Started photography in the early 1980, 

All I wanted to do is record Life in it’s many forms and experiences and happenings.

Photography is all I see, Life is a series of happenings waiting to be recorded. 

My blog is about me and my camera’s in trying to get that One picture all photographers envisage, at the same time raising oneself to keep learning.

Shaun Earl Harris was born on the 8th March 1963 the second of a twin, my other half, is my Sister Sharon Elaine Harris; We were born in the UK from Jamaican parents, who arrived from Jamaica on one of the many boats / flights  from the West Indies Islands to the UK, in the 1960’s. 

I state that I am not British but Jamaican.

We was raised in a private foster home with 14 other Afrikan children of colour, whom all came from Afrikan families from the Caribbean and the African Continent.  The house we all lived in was in the centre of the village of Codford, between the city’s of Salisbury and Warminster in Wiltshire, a good walking distance to Stonehenge and the Salisbury plain.

I went to school in the military town of Warminster, and left with a good solid education when he wanted to joined the British Army as a junior medical doctor, following his mother’s profession in the medical field she was a matron of the hospitals in Southhampton and Devises. When I got to my last interview at the recruiting station with the Army, I was interviewed by a paratrooper who’s parachute was still in the corner of the room as his jump. When the Captain said, “I could not make it as a paratrooper, adding after I said, “I want to try”, He added, “Well, you just wouldn’t make it” as he pulled down a book to explain what type of training they do, the long  running with heavy packs and the hard forced marches etc.
Within months I had joined the elite Parachute Regiment where I served 15 years, during which time I saw training in the elite Special Air Service and other elite teams from around the world. I stress that I was never much of a soldier who wanted to kill his fellow Human. I was there to defend the Truth that many in the world was being denied, then I learnt better in some cases who was in instigator. During my service with my comrades in arms I  experienced that in the elite regiments in the armies in Europe the soldiers were some of the most racist in the world, as only a hand full of Blacks ever complicated the hard training from the many who wanted to serve what they thought was a good cause during the1970’s – 1991 as the programming at the time was defend from the Russian’s behind the Iron Curtain. One of the I reasons I joined the services was to proved to myself and others that ‘Persons of Colour’ could do anything just as well and any other person. It was the mindset I had that it did not matter the colour of one’s skin but in the mans ability to overcome any situation; the army was a career that enabled me to travel and see the world.

In 1980 I picked up my first camera and started to take images of life, this was my passion it was a magical feeing of capturing the light on any subject as only you can see a moment in the way you see it, that you can show the world your visual experience at the time.  
From 1980 – 1993, I took photos of Army life, where nearly every room in the barracks and family homes exhibited a photo of mine, I had self taught and learn to capture, process in the darkroom black and white, colour film and print    and the many places I had traveled to. 

In 1993, I took retirement from the services and joined the Mail on Sunday as a freelance photographer in London England.

Some of the images will be seen here … 

In January I994, I traveled to South Africa as a freelance journalist to cover the country’s first democratic election. Here you will be able to see a few of the images… I stayed in the County as long as possible as there was Life people.

In 1995, he emigrated from England to South Afrika.

I setup Afrika Moves photographic in 1997 as to help as many Afrikan’s gain skills and experience in photography, together with Tom Khosia he taught photography at Tom’s lab in Bree Street Johannesburg and with Bongani Mnguni at Black Image near Jeepe Street, to date have trained many photographer with more than seven becoming professional photographers who are in full time employment within the media. 

The newspaper Kitso, from the Kisto Media group was started in 1999, to enable young journalists a platform to express themselves in there own languages and to disseminate community news within the communities, as then many Black communities do not have news covering their own communities.

My passion is my Photography and after traveling to over 130 countries, my payoff line to young photographers is, “Have camera and travel” you make your life the way you wish, my other pay-off-line to my clients is, “I’m the best Photographer you know”, to date most say my photographic images capture life as it is… a certain something that is natural and share. 

With setting up a full one stop photographic agency where one can call on for good competent Afrikan Photographers, media makers and creatives, it was his aim for many years to structure and enable Afrikans to emancipate themselves through the media.  

My Motto in life is …

What ever you hope for you can achieve… 

Really if you put your mind to any situation the answer is there, if you want to be the best …. Do your best! Then you will become the best…

 How did it go … “Who dear’s wins” 

What drives me?  All my life is… Life, True Faith in the Lord… we as humans who have always fought over this or that, all trying to better than the other materially, and acting who is better, smarter, bigger and stronger. Life is not that, but Faith in Self  and that which my you know as the Lord, Spirit, which ever way, you may see Her / Him… As a Rastafarian believer, God is everything, what you call Him / Her is up to you, no need to fight … So it’s about time really that we become wiser persons and see and end to the false battles they make us fight.

Beauty! … Beauty is in everything… Really look at everything and you can see beauty, beauty makes you smile and feel happy, brings that warm glow feeling inside one, because beauty is The Lord, God manifesting in this dimension. We should appreciate the Love of Beauty in our everyday life more as this would ease the stresses some feel, many over look Beauty and never see it, it’s there in everything.

 Everyone can look for beauty in what they do, I am an avid taker of images on the spot or people and Life, where ever I go I have my camera seeing the images of magic in that instance is inspiring of  look for the pure beauty in life around you, on the way to work at work or returning, “Click” that makes a good image  flowers of reds, gold within  million shades of Green, in the young playing and old telling wanting to you their stories.

Thank the Lord about the Beauty that you can see and experience in every moment, this “Beauty” tips I share with my fellow readers.  

Water, is the best Beauty product, it’s natural and the all-giving life force.

Physical exercise at least three times a week, with meditation and yoga at the same intervals is a routine that I use to awaken my authentic inner and outer beauty.

My connection with God and all those persons that the Lord has sent my way.

Life is great… We are the directors of our own film of Life; we produce the movie and act in all the scenes. One day we shall transcend this dimension and as we move to the next.

Beauty and Love is not in the money one has or the material possessions one has the house one has, or the car one drive.

Beauty and Love is not in the cost of the clothes one wears, but how one wears what they have.

Beauty is not in the hairstyles one carries, but how one carries themselves with purpose.

Real Beauty and Love is God which is within all of us.

Thank you

Shaun Earl Harris

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