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Howard Harris

Howard Harris is a fine art photographer known for his dimensional multi layered images. He earned a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and MID from Pratt Institute. Harris was granted a U.S. Patent for his photographic processes proving his uniqueness-inventiveness. His work appears in many books and publications such as International Artists of the Decade and Top 10 Contemporary Artists. His work is represented by galleries in the U.S., U.K., and Europe. Connect with Howard at https://www.hharrisphoto.com/

Fine Art Techspressionism, Howard Harris

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For over 35 years Howard Harris combined design and technology in the field of direct marketing. Along the way he added further study in economics, computer sciences, marketing, and graphic arts financial management, and earned many design/professional awards. His creative energy during this period was in the service of other individuals and companies, but after retiring Howard turned his attention to his own fine art. This took the form of photography, a lifelong passion. Harris’s iconoclastic streak had caused him to consistently forge new directions in the design and business world and have brought the same unconventional approach to the photographic image. Harris always reminds himself that, “Design is that what you do for others. Fine art is that what you do for yourself”. Today Harris creates for his own personal expression. Sharing his expressions with others is a natural path to validate his thoughts.

When was your lightbulb moment?

The biggest impact on my current work was a month-long car trip beginning in Paris and touring Southern France. I traveled the same roads as many of the great artists, seeing the same landscapes, and contemplating the aesthetics and emotions of the view. As a photographer, I attained a deeper understanding of what the painter Bridget Riley once said, “Focusing isn’t just an optical activity, it is also a mental one.” Visiting Musee Picasso in Antibes I was impressed by a quote from Picasso who said, “There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward, you can remove all traces of reality.” My interpretation of these two statements has echoed through my thoughts with each image I create.

What are your three words of advice?

1. Keep your mind as open as your eyes.
Abstraction allows one to see with his mind what he cannot see physically with his eyes.
2. Look beyond the tangible.
Abstract art enables the artist to perceive beyond the tangible, to extract the infinite out of the finite.
3. Extract the infinite out of the finite.
Abstraction leads to the emancipation of the mind allowing one to explore the unknown.

Three words of advice...

1. The artist must transcend beyond the technical. 2. It’s the goal of the artist to add intangible dimensions of expression, emotion, and movement. 3. Visual reality is an ever-shifting, highly individualized experience.

Howard Harris is a fine art photographer known for his dimensional multi layered images. He earned a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and MID from Pratt Institute. Harris was granted a U.S. Patent for his photographic processes proving his uniqueness-inventiveness. His work appears in many books and publications such as International Artists of the Decade and Top 10 Contemporary Artists. His work is represented by galleries in the U.S., U.K., and Europe. Connect with Howard at https://www.hharrisphoto.com/

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