David Harris

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David Harris

David Harris

Color photographic prints

Location @ AOS:

Arlington Town Hall (730 Mass Ave), 2nd Floor

I began taking photographs of student life in the early 1970s. At the time I was committed to using the camera as a means of documenting the tumultuous events of the era. In the intervening years, the subject matter changed, but the determination to use the camera to document has remained. I see the camera as a means to capture the often hidden beauty in our everyday experience. For many years I focused on rusted and weathered surfaces. I roamed construction sites and railroad yards, but all of that came crashing down with 9/11, making it unwise and therefore unsafe to wander as I once did. I began incorporating images from my travels, as well as flora and fauna I encounter everywhere. I continue to seek the novel and unique in my work, with an increasing interest in macro photography.
I have recently been experimenting with combining images into diptychs and quadtychs (and the occasional octtych). These are found on a page by that name in the New Work section of the web site.