My Artist's Statement

My photography is intended to capture emotion and decay.

 

I travel far to capture decay and ephemera. 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 Kudos

My work on FILE Magazine

Picture Correct

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

On Buzzfeed

Gadling

The BBC

My Philosophy

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

Zenhabits

Cory Doctorow

Embracing the Remix

My Past Exhibits

Ryerson Chang Photography Exhibition, 2017 & 2018

The Chang School Photography Exhibition, organized by instructor Jill Glessing, gives our creative photography and image arts students an opportunity to display their strongest work in a juried show. Each year, leading professionals from the photography community select several works for their particular merit. The winning artists receive valuable awards that include gifts from photography-supply outlets and arts organizations.

 

BUILDING STOREYS

A visual documentation and anecdotal exhibit Toronto’s cherished heritage buildings and sites.

Building Storeys 2009

Building Storeys 2010

Building Storeys 2012

 

ELSEWHEN

CONTACT Photography Festival

The Charlotte Room

19 Charlotte St.

Toronto, ON, Canada

 

FOUND OBJECTS | LOST LANDSCAPES

November 2008

Whitby Public Library

Whitby ON

Canada

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My License

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):

 

photo by: Rick Harris

 

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.

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My Groups

Vintage Advertising

East of Toronto

Cottage Life

Rural Ontario

Summer Camp

Note: I delete blinky awards and icons from my comments. Thanks.

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  • JoinedDecember 2004
  • OccupationFull-time Student Ryerson University Image Arts Program
  • HometownToronto
  • Current cityToronto, Ontario
  • CountryCanada
  • Emailrick@rickharris.org
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Drab Chicken (deleted)

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… Read more

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...

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August 8, 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 represent… Read more

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.

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May 12, 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 wonde… Read more

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.

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January 17, 2006