My Artist's Statement
My photography is intended to capture emotion and decay.
I travel far to capture decay and ephemera close to home. This includes landscapes, water-scapes, and a wide assortment of found objects. More for a recorded document than an artistic journey, I scour my back roads exploring forgotten, discarded and disappearing landscapes.
I also strive to capture candid moments of emotion. To preserve those moments of fleeting joy.
My work on FILE Magazine
My work featured on spacing.ca goo.gl/m6u5Nh
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
My PhilosophyCreativity 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)
- Strobist.com 609,010 photos, 123,413 members
- UrbanToronto 11,877 photos, 445 members
- Winnipeg Photography Club 10,701 photos, 462 members
- Vistek Photo of the Week Pool 2,311 photos, 61 members
- Flickr Worldwide Photowalks - Macro 21,343 photos, 4,118 members
- Still Life/La Nature Morte 9,495 photos, 1,254 members
- All about Groups. 0 photos, 157 members
- New Photo Experience 101 photos, 161 members
- We're Here! -- SIGNING UP FOR NOVEMBER! 22,980 photos, 671 members
- Trinity Bellwoods Park 1,089 photos, 135 members
- The Unconscious Art of Demolition 499 photos, 767 members
- Flickr Groups Preview 108 photos, 478 members
- We Demand Puppies! 231 photos, 130 members
- REPEAL THE TUMBLRlFICATION OF FLICKR!! 2 photos, 10 members
- SPACING MAGAZINE photo pool 14,452 photos, 335 members
- Light Junkies 110,051 photos, 18,415 members
- Flickr CPR 10,300 photos, 580 members
- OLD ADVERTISEMENTS 13,877 photos, 164 members
- Aviary on Flickr 3,093 photos, 210 members
- Pink Panther Studios 39 photos, 41 members
- London Tube 55,450 photos, 17,650 members
- Photographers' Rights. 225 photos, 3,649 members
- Vintage Canada 2,000 photos, 158 members
- The DMU Lightbox: 836 photos, 266 members
- HIPSTER 4,472 photos, 635 members
- The Icebox: Autumn Chill 4 photos, 1,415 members
- Canon prime lens club 82,419 photos, 7,037 members
- Canon 5D mark II with L lenses 104,582 photos, 2,282 members
- Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM 5,983 photos, 980 members
- Creative Workspace 860 photos, 573 members
- Boing Boing 128,100 photos, 5,270 members
- transaquatype 58 photos, 600 members
- Canon EF 17-40mm 1:4L USM 30,506 photos, 1,677 members
- New York City 782,939 photos, 57,460 members
- October 10, 2010 1,735 photos, 2,443 members
- Recipes to Share 38,078 photos, 20,300 members
- KOLEO the Graffiti/Street Artist 303 photos, 219 members
- Change your Photos and Graphics with Computers 2,506 photos, 151 members
- Presetting Lightroom 97,396 photos, 13,749 members
- 1 Photo Per Month 4,056 photos, 675 members
- Man Ray 14,590 photos, 4,307 members
- 100 years old 31,281 photos, 6,343 members
- Vintage Road Maps 2,073 photos, 271 members
- The StockYard - For Creative Commons Images/Textures Only 8,264 photos, 783 members
- Creative Commons- Free Pictures (no new members!) 14,643 photos, 2,810 members
- Leyendecker 609 photos, 419 members
- Vintage Laundry 415 photos, 110 members
- How do you live?...A Home Decorating and Interior Design Group 7,734 photos, 634 members
- Eat Your Vintage Vegetables! 188 photos, 41 members
- Pioneer Woman Photography Assignments 183,890 photos, 57,395 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..."
August 7th, 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."
May 12th, 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."
January 16th, 2006
- Rick Harris
- December 2004
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- My portfolio
- rick [at] rickharris.org