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
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 (6)
- AFM: How NOT to get Deleted! The Rules Group 6 photos, 19,386 members
- SPACING MAGAZINE photo pool 2,006 photos, 208 members
- Light Junkies 88,282 photos, 13,047 members
- Flickr CPR 4,700 photos, 572 members
- OLD ADVERTISEMENTS 2,167 photos, 81 members
- Aviary on Flickr 435 photos, 133 members
- Pink Panther Studios 105 photos, 39 members
- London Tube 39,164 photos, 8,864 members
- Photographers' Rights. 239 photos, 3,597 members
- Vintage Canada 990 photos, 105 members
- The DMU Lightbox: 972 photos, 280 members
- HIPSTER 1,521 photos, 413 members
- The Icebox: We're All Yahoo's Now 10 photos, 1,226 members
- I Need To Sketch More 229 photos, 97 members
- Canon prime lens club 46,722 photos, 4,810 members
- Canon 5D mark II with L lenses 73,270 photos, 1,888 members
- Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM 3,267 photos, 508 members
- Creative Workspace 799 photos, 559 members
- Boing Boing 70,230 photos, 4,368 members
- transaquatype 81 photos, 628 members
- Canon EF 17-40mm 1:4L USM 10,969 photos, 611 members
- New York City 565,569 photos, 36,565 members
- October 10, 2010 1,863 photos, 2,578 members
- Recipes to Share 32,477 photos, 10,530 members
- KOLEO the Graffiti/Street Artist 292 photos, 218 members
- Change your Photos and Graphics with Computers 2,468 photos, 137 members
- Presetting Lightroom 42,170 photos, 10,117 members
- 1 Photo Per Month 3,331 photos, 664 members
- Man Ray 15,425 photos, 4,238 members
- The Biggest Group! - Playground For Psychotics 664,554 photos, 7,596 members
- 100 years old 23,369 photos, 6,441 members
- Vintage Road Maps 1,710 photos, 222 members
- The StockYard - Plz check out our challenges. 7,198 photos, 572 members
- Creative Commons- Free Pictures 16,161 photos, 2,762 members
- Leyendecker 497 photos, 357 members
- Vintage Laundry 404 photos, 99 members
- How do you live?...A Home Decorating and Interior Design Group 5,593 photos, 515 members
- Eat Your Vintage Vegetables! 171 photos, 28 members
- Pioneer Woman Photography Assignments 182,964 photos, 58,187 members
- Toronto Photo Walks - http://torontophotowalks.ca/ 19,878 photos, 778 members
- Old Photos of New Brunswick, Canada 117 photos, 12 members
- Window seat please 93,644 photos, 16,042 members
- Sign of the Pig (Giant Pigs and Signage) 329 photos, 240 members
- Flickr Ideas 0 photos, 11,544 members
- FlickrCentral 6,084,837 photos, 183,990 members
- Township of Uxbridge 210 photos, 31 members
- Perishing Pianos 177 photos, 79 members
- Canadian Navy - 100 Years 492 photos, 32 members
- My 2010 Daily Photo Diary 420 photos, 127 members
- iPhoneographers 34,309 photos, 718 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