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 609,009 photos, 123,703 members
- UrbanToronto 12,571 photos, 455 members
- Winnipeg Photography Club 10,842 photos, 462 members
- Vistek Photo of the Week Pool 2,300 photos, 62 members
- Flickr Worldwide Photowalks - Macro 24,841 photos, 4,233 members
- Still Life/La Nature Morte 10,209 photos, 1,330 members
- All about Groups. 0 photos, 159 members
- New Photo Experience 101 photos, 159 members
- We're Here! -- NOW SIGNING UP FOR FEBRUARY! 24,278 photos, 689 members
- Trinity Bellwoods Park 1,092 photos, 134 members
- The Unconscious Art of Demolition 494 photos, 771 members
- Flickr Groups Preview 108 photos, 479 members
- We Demand Puppies! 243 photos, 131 members
- REPEAL THE TUMBLRlFICATION OF FLICKR!! 2 photos, 9 members
- SPACING MAGAZINE photo pool 15,421 photos, 339 members
- Light Junkies 111,123 photos, 18,682 members
- Flickr CPR 10,609 photos, 576 members
- OLD ADVERTISEMENTS 14,171 photos, 174 members
- Aviary on Flickr 3,176 photos, 213 members
- Pink Panther Studios 39 photos, 40 members
- London Tube 56,116 photos, 17,794 members
- Photographers' Rights. 223 photos, 3,643 members
- Vintage Canada 2,215 photos, 162 members
- The DMU Lightbox: 835 photos, 265 members
- HIPSTER 4,698 photos, 635 members
- The Icebox: 2017 - more hope, less sadness 6 photos, 1,423 members
- Canon prime lens club 85,253 photos, 7,175 members
- Canon 5D mark II with L lenses 105,981 photos, 2,286 members
- Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM 6,022 photos, 1,001 members
- Creative Workspace 856 photos, 573 members
- Boing Boing 130,042 photos, 5,269 members
- transaquatype 58 photos, 596 members
- Canon EF 17-40mm 1:4L USM 31,206 photos, 1,702 members
- New York City 793,712 photos, 57,810 members
- October 10, 2010 1,726 photos, 2,434 members
- Recipes to Share 38,327 photos, 20,426 members
- KOLEO the Graffiti/Street Artist 303 photos, 219 members
- Change your Photos and Graphics with Computers 2,516 photos, 152 members
- Presetting Lightroom 101,599 photos, 13,871 members
- 1 Photo Per Month 4,125 photos, 675 members
- Man Ray 14,552 photos, 4,309 members
- 100 years old 31,547 photos, 6,337 members
- Vintage Road Maps 2,088 photos, 275 members
- The StockYard - For Creative Commons Images/Textures Only 8,256 photos, 785 members
- Creative Commons- Free Pictures (no new members!) 14,616 photos, 2,805 members
- Leyendecker 612 photos, 427 members
- Vintage Laundry 398 photos, 112 members
- How do you live?...A Home Decorating and Interior Design Group 7,889 photos, 642 members
- Eat Your Vintage Vegetables! 191 photos, 40 members
- Pioneer Woman Photography Assignments 184,134 photos, 57,339 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