My Artist's Statement
My photographs are an attempt to capture decay and ephemera close to home. This includes landscapes, waterscapes, and a wide assortment of found objects. More for a recorded document than an artisitic journey, I scour my backroads exploring forgotten, discarded and disappearing landscapes.
My work on FILE Magazine
My appearance on Boston.com's the Big Picture
My interview on Architectural Photography
An article on my work, the Toronto Star
My appearance on Toronto Life
On Huffington Post:
Creativity is the alchemy that transforms...
• fear to resolve
• failure to courage
• doubt to authenticity
• hate to love
• pain to positive change
Paraphrased from another flickr-er, I can't find the original source
Some links to consider:
• Shared Culture
• Thomas Hawk
• Cory Doctorow
• Embracing the Remix
My Past Exhibits
A visual documentation and anecdotal exhibit Toronto’s cherished heritage buildings and sites.
• Building Storeys 2009
• Building Storeys 2010
• Building Storeys 2012
CONTACT Photography Festival
The Charlotte Room
19 Charlotte St.
Toronto, ON, Canada
FOUND OBJECTS | LOST LANDSCAPES
Whitby Public Library
You are free to share, remix, blog or alter my pictures.
All of my pictures are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.
In return, I ask two things:
1) Give me attribution for my work, by linking back to my flickr photo-stream. Here's a sample (feel free to copy and paste):
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/rickharris">photo by: Rick Harris</a>
2) Release any transformations that includes my work under the same license.
As per Flickr's community guidelines, the picture should link back to the original in my photostream.
Note: I delete blinky awards and icons from my comments. Thanks.
Photos of Яick Harris (5)
- New Photo Experience 1 photo, 148 members
- We're Here! 9,485 photos, 464 members
- Trinity Bellwoods Park 922 photos, 126 members
- The Unconscious Art of Demolition 510 photos, 736 members
- Flickr Groups Preview 122 photos, 532 members
- We Demand Puppies! 170 photos, 122 members
- REPEAL THE TUMBLRlFICATION OF FLICKR!! 1 photo, 11 members
- SPACING MAGAZINE photo pool 3,227 photos, 220 members
- Light Junkies 91,530 photos, 13,635 members
- Flickr CPR 6,302 photos, 571 members
- OLD ADVERTISEMENTS 3,613 photos, 86 members
- Aviary on Flickr 781 photos, 156 members
- Pink Panther Studios 108 photos, 40 members
- London Tube 42,261 photos, 11,462 members
- Photographers' Rights. 239 photos, 3,585 members
- Vintage Canada 1,239 photos, 115 members
- The DMU Lightbox: 955 photos, 279 members
- HIPSTER 1,921 photos, 433 members
- The Icebox: Calendars be shippin', Baby! 11 photos, 1,285 members
- I Need To Sketch More 264 photos, 96 members
- Canon prime lens club 51,709 photos, 5,123 members
- Canon 5D mark II with L lenses 80,344 photos, 1,961 members
- Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM 3,863 photos, 615 members
- Creative Workspace 811 photos, 574 members
- Boing Boing 80,924 photos, 4,698 members
- transaquatype 61 photos, 621 members
- Canon EF 17-40mm 1:4L USM 13,987 photos, 895 members
- New York City 604,574 photos, 42,115 members
- October 10, 2010 1,824 photos, 2,543 members
- Recipes to Share 34,095 photos, 13,320 members
- KOLEO the Graffiti/Street Artist 264 photos, 219 members
- Change your Photos and Graphics with Computers 2,281 photos, 137 members
- Presetting Lightroom 48,022 photos, 10,901 members
- 1 Photo Per Month 3,442 photos, 661 members
- Man Ray 15,293 photos, 4,239 members
- 100 years old 25,701 photos, 6,413 members
- Vintage Road Maps 1,796 photos, 222 members
- The StockYard 7,556 photos, 584 members
- Creative Commons- Free Pictures 15,910 photos, 2,822 members
- Leyendecker 501 photos, 364 members
- Vintage Laundry 377 photos, 99 members
- How do you live?...A Home Decorating and Interior Design Group 6,069 photos, 523 members
- Eat Your Vintage Vegetables! 158 photos, 29 members
- Pioneer Woman Photography Assignments 181,866 photos, 57,910 members
- Toronto Photo Walks - http://torontophotowalks.ca/ 21,126 photos, 837 members
- Old Photos of New Brunswick, Canada 118 photos, 14 members
- Window seat please 96,690 photos, 19,270 members
- Sign of the Pig (Giant Pigs and Signage) 343 photos, 241 members
- Flickr Ideas 1 photo, 11,943 members
- FlickrCentral 6,656,109 photos, 196,502 members
glory out. xoxo says:
"Яick Harris is a photoshop wizard who totally objects to grandiose compliments such as "brilliant", "genius", and also, I strongly suspect, "photoshop wizard".
Own your talent, buddy. Wear it like a beauty pageant tiara and stride boldly down the catwalk. Hug your talent to your manly bosom as though it were a dozen long stem roses. Your friends and fellow photogs are applauding in the audience. There's even a couple of folks in the crowd wolf whistling..."
7th August, 2009
"Яick Harris is my photoshop and photography hero. I've never been to Whitby, but I'm sure all the harbour scenes, sunsets, red phone boxes and shoe trees near there won't look as kickarse in person as he makes the look on Flickr.
Then again, maybe he lives in a place of sheer magic, and his photos are pure representation of reality in his neighbourhood.
Thanks for making me an honourary Canadian. You'll notice I used appropriate "u"s in certain words."
12th May, 2006
"Яick Harris shows you things. He shows you his surroundings, his family and his interests. Rick achieves this by applying his knowledge of photography and his pure love for his subject matter, the end result is nothing short of captivating.
He has a keen eye for threading beautiful landscapes into a panoramic wonder and his wildlife captures are to be envied.
If you want to see how outdoor photography should be composed, then be sure to explore Rick's body of work, you'll be glad that you did."
16th January, 2006
- Rick Harris
- December 2004
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- My portfolio
- rick [at] rickharris.org