“One picture paints a thousand words.”
While that statement is generally accepted as factual, it also hints at the symbiotic and yet distinctive relationships between art forms. As time-honored representational art bowed to Expressionism, photography began to emerge as an artistic genre in its own right. Since its inception and throughout its evolution, photography has reflected social and political movements as well as the minutiae of daily life. The power of photography’s power sells products, services, concepts, and even people; it bridges oceans, continents, and cultures. Portraiture or landscape photography can make the breath catch in our throats for its beauty and unsurpassed honesty. Only in the hands and heart of a true artist, however, does technology meld with creativity to produce photographs that are, at once, unique and universal. In the world of the commercial photographer, Brownie Harris is such a photographer.
With more than thirty years of expertise, Brownie’s career began with assignments for WNET (Channel 13 in New York City), the PBS channel as renowned for its stunning photography as it is for its candid documentaries and stirring musical programs. After twenty-three years in The Big Apple, Brownie and his wife moved to Wilmington, North Carolina, where he continues to practice his craft.
Throughout the course of his career, Brownie has photographed celebrities from all realms, including Senators, a former U.S. President, artists such as Miles Davis, Carly Simon, and Baryshnikov, and actors, including Paul Newman. In capturing these individuals, he has imbued their portraits with hints of their personalities, inviting viewers to look deeper. Brownie Harris’ work has appeared in Town and Country magazine as well as contributions to the ABC Pictures’ series, Army Wives. Raytheon, UNISYS, General Electric, and NASA number among Brownie’s list of corporate and governmental accounts.
His clients are accommodated in the spacious, state-of-the-art, full service ILM Studio in Wilmington, South Carolina. Brownie’s prices are competitive and can be found on his website, as can samples of his photography. For lovers of great photography and potential clients, it is a gallery that invites perusal.