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="https://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)
- #Flickr10 Global Photo Walks 16 photos, 625 members
- Still Life/La Nature Morte 3,568 photos, 666 members
- All about Groups. 0 photos, 126 members
- New Photo Experience 4 photos, 158 members
- We're Here! 11,361 photos, 523 members
- Trinity Bellwoods Park 957 photos, 131 members
- The Unconscious Art of Demolition 516 photos, 742 members
- Flickr Groups Preview 111 photos, 497 members
- We Demand Puppies! 196 photos, 122 members
- REPEAL THE TUMBLRlFICATION OF FLICKR!! 2 photos, 11 members
- SPACING MAGAZINE photo pool 4,172 photos, 244 members
- Light Junkies 95,205 photos, 14,257 members
- Flickr CPR 7,118 photos, 571 members
- OLD ADVERTISEMENTS 5,594 photos, 97 members
- Aviary on Flickr 994 photos, 177 members
- Pink Panther Studios 108 photos, 40 members
- London Tube 44,894 photos, 12,894 members
- Photographers' Rights. 237 photos, 3,601 members
- Vintage Canada 1,320 photos, 117 members
- The DMU Lightbox: 969 photos, 276 members
- HIPSTER 2,134 photos, 453 members
- The Icebox: Spring has Sprung 7 photos, 1,310 members
- I Need To Sketch More 286 photos, 97 members
- Canon prime lens club 55,272 photos, 5,398 members
- Canon 5D mark II with L lenses 84,719 photos, 2,013 members
- Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM 4,226 photos, 689 members
- Creative Workspace 821 photos, 576 members
- Boing Boing 88,368 photos, 4,921 members
- transaquatype 61 photos, 614 members
- Canon EF 17-40mm 1:4L USM 16,205 photos, 1,066 members
- New York City 631,801 photos, 45,656 members
- October 10, 2010 1,812 photos, 2,527 members
- Recipes to Share 34,787 photos, 15,110 members
- KOLEO the Graffiti/Street Artist 275 photos, 218 members
- Change your Photos and Graphics with Computers 2,289 photos, 137 members
- Presetting Lightroom 53,290 photos, 11,408 members
- 1 Photo Per Month 3,499 photos, 658 members
- Man Ray 15,212 photos, 4,237 members
- 100 years old 26,455 photos, 6,425 members
- Vintage Road Maps 1,830 photos, 229 members
- The StockYard - For Creative Commons Images & Textures Only 7,687 photos, 602 members
- Creative Commons- Free Pictures 15,953 photos, 2,828 members
- Leyendecker 511 photos, 376 members
- Vintage Laundry 372 photos, 102 members
- How do you live?...A Home Decorating and Interior Design Group 6,265 photos, 537 members
- Eat Your Vintage Vegetables! 162 photos, 29 members
- Pioneer Woman Photography Assignments 181,979 photos, 57,794 members
- Toronto Photo Walks - http://torontophotowalks.ca/ 22,209 photos, 870 members
- Old Photos of New Brunswick, Canada 118 photos, 14 members
- Window seat please 100,907 photos, 21,605 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