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 artistic 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
And my work with a Toronto-based theater company
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)
- UrbanToronto 9,480 photos, 392 members
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- Flickr Groups Preview 108 photos, 472 members
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- Photographers' Rights. 231 photos, 3,654 members
- Vintage Canada 1,858 photos, 150 members
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- HIPSTER 4,153 photos, 603 members
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- Canon prime lens club 74,937 photos, 6,628 members
- Canon 5D mark II with L lenses 98,494 photos, 2,232 members
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- Pioneer Woman Photography Assignments 183,290 photos, 57,520 members
- Toronto Photo Walks - http://torontophotowalks.ca/ 27,152 photos, 1,005 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