Harris is a self-taught-photographer, has been involved in photography since the age of 15. This was supplemented with a course at the Ruth Prowse Arts. Growing up in a quiet rural farming environment, he qualified as a medical doctor, immersing him into the “noisy” world of science, people, and cities, resulting in a considerable influence on his visual interpretation of his surroundings.
Initially working with black and white film, he made a transition to colour slide film and then to digital medium. Auxiliary studies at the Cape Town School of Photography and Master classes under the tutelage of Jenny Altschuler, has contributed to his development.
Various themes of his work has previously been exhibited.