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New Website Launched for Digital Art

by on Jan.29, 2012, under gallery updates, News

Since more of my work is headed in the direction of original digital art and not remotely photographic in nature, it seemed a new website / identity was required.  Several domains are registered and parked as a result and VividPixelz.net is currently the active domain for this unique content.  While it’s not complete or even fully functional just yet, there are some full galleries online for you to browse.  The updates and news will continue to be published right here.  This is our clearing house for all Press Releases and news regarding any information relative to my creative endeavors.

So keep your eyes peeled for updates and take a look at the new galleries when you have a few minutes.

And check out the new site.  This is the location for my Visceral Vulcan series of abstract art, the Vortex abstract art series and my Alien Vistas project.

Enjoy.

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Vivid Pixelz dot Net

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Alien Vistas Series

by on Jan.29, 2012, under News, Projects, Recent Projects

A new project I’ve been working on is my Alien Vistas Series. (Just moved to my new Digital Art site) Early on in my exploration of the art of photography, some of my work took on a similar style.  In the interest of commercial broad appeal, I detoured from that dark, strange, other-worldly look to a more “pure” style – but with some added processing to bring up the detail and contrast.  This is why many of my images receive the comment “I feel like I can reach into the picture”.  My goal has been to produce hyper-real (or über-real) images over the last two or three years.  And I’m very happy with the final product.

But I really like the dark side…  The vivid colors combined with hyper-realistic details – the metallic surfaces, that I am able to achieve with some serious investment of time, combined with very powerful processing tools.

So back to one of my original favorite themes – the Alien Landscape.

Enjoy the gallery.  It’s a growing concern, as I re-process archival images and shoot new ones specifically for this project.

Alien Beach Scene 3

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Book Signings This Weekend

by on Jan.20, 2012, under Art Shows, Events, News

Two book signings for my book, “Texas As I See It” are slated for what looks like a Perfect weekend to get out and explore.

The first signing is at the very new Dallas Omni Hotel.  If you have not taken the opportunity to visit this amazing hotel, this is an excellent opportunity.

Why is it so amazing?

For starters, every room displays local art.  That’s right.  The Omni has taken an incredible position in support of local artists and has adorned every single room and common area with local original art.

Then there’s the architecture.  One of the most beautiful hotels I’ve ever seen.  Clever spaces, custom lighting, a pool that is a stunning trapezoid, lined with dichroic blue glass mosaic tiles – and with an amazing view.

The gift shop.  Wow!  This is a gift shop like you would expect in the Dallas Museum of Art.  Open, spacious, bright and airy — and they carry my book!

And… If you have been living in a cave with no connection to the outside word — the entire exterior of the building lights up in stripes of variable colors that are computer controlled to produce designs, messages and just plain vibrant color over the surface of the hotel.  It is very simply the crown jewel in the already- stunning Dallas night skyline.

Essentially, the Dallas Omni Hotel is more like a contemporary art museum where your are able to spend the night.  Seriously.

So come on down:

 

The Dallas Omni Hotel

The Dallas Omni Hotel

Book Signing – Dallas Omni Hotel

Frisco photographer Warren Paul Harris, in conjunction with the release of his first coffee table book, Texas As I See It, will be available to sign copies of the book at the Omni Hotel in Dallas on January 21 from 1-3pm.  This is an excellent opportunity to experience the newest crown jewel in the Dallas Skyline – the Omni Hotel.

Warren’s view of the Lone Star State is evocative, compelling and insightful. Capturing everyday vignettes from our surroundings and processing them to enhance texture, color and detail, much of his work seems more illustrative than simply photographic.

With a keen eye for composition, Harris brings us the mundane, as well as the unusual with compelling results. From the amusing to the poignant, his combinations of light and shadow, texture and relationships, evoke a visceral response in the viewer.

As a long-time contributor to many local papers and magazines, Warren has captured some amazing events included in this book. But Warren’s love for his adopted home comes from exploring the back roads and small towns of Texas on his Harley and by car, for no other reason than to see what he can discover. A Licensed Texas Investigator, his natural curiosity serves him well in ferreting out the unusual among Texas’ hidden treasures. His experience as an architect, designing and building recording studios for 20 years, gives him a unique appreciation for line, light and shadow – and copious examples punctuate this volume.

While Warren has been best known for his time-exposures taken from unusual locations in the middle of the night, this first volume of three books is entirely daylight-centric. “After creating the prototype for this book in 2009, having the time-exposure work next to my daylight images seemed in conflict” says Harris. “As a result of adding a lot of new material from my library, it seemed best to break up the work into three volumes, which keeps the production costs lower and allowed us to produce a higher quality product.”

Spanning 158 pages with 204 images, the book is hardbound with dust jacket and sells for $34.95.

One dollar from the sale of every book is donated to Big Thought, a non-profit organization benefiting Dallas Independent School District.

Published by Brown Books in Dallas, Texas As I See It is endorsed by Ebby Halliday and Terry Box, the Sheriff of Collin County, among others.

Texas As I See It website:
www.texasasiseeit.net

Warren Paul Harris Photography:
www.warrenharris.net

Member:

  • PPA (Professional Photographers of America)
  • SEP (Society of Sport and Event Photographers)
  • ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers)
  • NPPA (National Press Photographers Association)
  • IAAP (International Association of Architectural Photographers)
  • PSA (Photographic Society of America)

Guests may purchase copies of the book during this event.  A small selection of very large canvas prints from Texas As I See It will be on display (and for sale) as well.

Books can be ordered from the website, for delivery in 3-7 days.

January 21, 2012 1-3pm

Omni Hotel
555 Lamar St
Dallas, TX 75202-5324
214-744-6664
See website for additional dates.

 

 

Barnes and Noble Firewheel

Barnes and Noble Firewheel

Book Signing Press Release – Barnes and Noble Firewheel

Frisco photographer Warren Paul Harris, in conjunction with the release of his first coffee table book, Texas As I See It, will be available to sign copies of the book at Barnes and Noble’s Firewheel location on January 22, 2012 from 1-3 pm.

Warren’s view of the Lone Star State is evocative, compelling and insightful. Capturing everyday vignettes from our surroundings and processing them to enhance texture, color and detail, much of his work seems more illustrative than simply photographic.

With a keen eye for composition, Harris brings us the mundane, as well as the unusual with compelling results. From the amusing to the poignant, his combinations of light and shadow, texture and relationships, evoke a visceral response in the viewer.

As a long-time contributor to many local papers and magazines, Warren has captured some amazing events included in this book. But Warren’s love for his adopted home comes from exploring the back roads and small towns of Texas on his Harley and by car, for no other reason than to see what he can discover. A Licensed Texas Investigator, his natural curiosity serves him well in ferreting out the unusual among Texas’ hidden treasures. His experience as an architect, designing and building recording studios for 20 years, gives him a unique appreciation for line, light and shadow – and copious examples punctuate this volume.

While Warren has been best known for his time-exposures taken from unusual locations in the middle of the night, this first volume of three books is entirely daylight-centric. “After creating the prototype for this book in 2009, having the time-exposure work next to my daylight images seemed in conflict” says Harris. “As a result of adding a lot of new material from my library, it seemed best to break up the work into three volumes, which keeps the production costs lower and allowed us to produce a higher quality product.”

Spanning 158 pages with 204 images, the book is hardbound with dust jacket and sells for $34.95.

One dollar from the sale of every book is donated to Big Thought, a non-profit organization benefiting Dallas Independent School District.

Published by Brown Books in Dallas, Texas As I See It is endorsed by Ebby Halliday and Terry Box, the Sheriff of Collin County, among others.

Texas As I See It website:
www.texasasiseeit.net

Warren Paul Harris Photography:
www.warrenharris.net

Member:

  • PPA (Professional Photographers of America)
  • SEP (Society of Sport and Event Photographers)
  • ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers)
  • NPPA (National Press Photographers Association)
  • IAAP (International Association of Architectural Photographers)
  • PSA (Photographic Society of America)

Guests may purchase copies of the book during this event.  A small selection of very large canvas prints from Texas As I See It will be on display (and for sale) as well.

Books can be ordered from the website, for delivery in 3-7 days.

January 22, 2012 1-3pm

Barnes & Noble Firewheel
190 Cedar Sage Dr. Unit BB01
Garland, TX
972-496-2000
See website for additional dates.

 

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Vortex Abstracts

by on Jan.16, 2012, under gallery updates, News, Recent Projects

In the process of editing my gallery of images, I decided on an entirely new approach in terms of producing an identifiable style and size of print I can reproduce reasonably and with a consistent size as well as style.  This has resulted in the Vortex Abstract Series.

The images in this series all have a similar (although each is uniquely processed) style and are produced in 4 sizes of framed prints:

  • 12″ Square (unlimited edition) – $77.00
  • 24″ square  / 34″ Diagonal (Limited Edition of 100) – $777.00
  • 36″ Square  / 52″ Diagonal (Limited Edition of 100) – $1,777.00
  • 42″ Square  / 60″ Diagonal (Limited Edition of 100) – $3,177.00

This makes for a nice grid-style display.  All images are distinct with vivid contrasting colors and elements which make a dramatic impact.

Diamond pattern Vortex installation

2×2 Diamond Vortex installation

We are producing framed Limited Editions of these prints.  Feel free to contact me for availability.

The gallery of available images is right here.

A new website is being launched, dedicated exclusively to my digital art.  Stay tuned for the announcement

Enjoy.

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