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)
- Strobist.com 608,155 photos, 123,278 members
- UrbanToronto 11,799 photos, 436 members
- Winnipeg Photography Club 10,445 photos, 460 members
- Vistek Photo of the Week Pool 2,045 photos, 59 members
- Flickr Worldwide Photowalks - Macro 18,496 photos, 4,024 members
- Still Life/La Nature Morte 9,008 photos, 1,224 members
- All about Groups. 0 photos, 157 members
- New Photo Experience 100 photos, 159 members
- We're Here! -- SIGNING UP FOR AUGUST 21,752 photos, 667 members
- Trinity Bellwoods Park 1,066 photos, 135 members
- The Unconscious Art of Demolition 500 photos, 769 members
- Flickr Groups Preview 108 photos, 478 members
- We Demand Puppies! 228 photos, 130 members
- REPEAL THE TUMBLRlFICATION OF FLICKR!! 2 photos, 10 members
- SPACING MAGAZINE photo pool 13,449 photos, 328 members
- Light Junkies 108,797 photos, 18,198 members
- Flickr CPR 10,122 photos, 583 members
- OLD ADVERTISEMENTS 13,438 photos, 156 members
- Aviary on Flickr 2,999 photos, 210 members
- Pink Panther Studios 39 photos, 41 members
- London Tube 55,472 photos, 17,471 members
- Photographers' Rights. 224 photos, 3,651 members
- Vintage Canada 1,988 photos, 156 members
- The DMU Lightbox: 840 photos, 267 members
- HIPSTER 4,487 photos, 625 members
- The Icebox: The Times Profiled Our Own JKR! Congrats! 4 photos, 1,408 members
- Canon prime lens club 79,793 photos, 6,902 members
- Canon 5D mark II with L lenses 102,380 photos, 2,270 members
- Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM 5,866 photos, 973 members
- Creative Workspace 860 photos, 573 members
- Boing Boing 125,662 photos, 5,279 members
- transaquatype 58 photos, 600 members
- Canon EF 17-40mm 1:4L USM 29,577 photos, 1,644 members
- New York City 773,336 photos, 56,666 members
- October 10, 2010 1,742 photos, 2,448 members
- Recipes to Share 37,906 photos, 19,754 members
- KOLEO the Graffiti/Street Artist 303 photos, 218 members
- Change your Photos and Graphics with Computers 2,465 photos, 149 members
- Presetting Lightroom 93,743 photos, 13,627 members
- 1 Photo Per Month 3,999 photos, 672 members
- Man Ray 14,617 photos, 4,315 members
- 100 years old 30,916 photos, 6,351 members
- Vintage Road Maps 2,063 photos, 271 members
- The StockYard - For Creative Commons Images/Textures Only 8,231 photos, 771 members
- Creative Commons- Free Pictures (no new members!) 14,709 photos, 2,822 members
- Leyendecker 519 photos, 412 members
- Vintage Laundry 412 photos, 108 members
- How do you live?...A Home Decorating and Interior Design Group 7,506 photos, 618 members
- Eat Your Vintage Vegetables! 187 photos, 40 members
- Pioneer Woman Photography Assignments 183,908 photos, 57,452 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