News and Resellers

As a result of incorporating 4Legs Marketing to recruit new resellers for our line of Fine Art note cards, our stable of resellers has recently increased.

Our selection of Texas note cards has expanded significantly with the addition of 27 images from Austin, our State Capitol.  We will be updating some other categories in the near future as time permits.

Our newest resellers include:

Lucy’s Moms on Main
Aubrey, Texas

The Gaylord Texan
Grapevine, Texas

As we approach Art Show Season, it’s time to let everyone know where they can find us this Spring.  We will be exhibiting at a couple of major festivals over April and May.

Deep Ellum Arts Festival
Dallas, Texas
April 6-8
Booth 184

Main Street Days
Grapevine, Texas
May 18-20

In addition to our line of amazing Note Cards, we will also be exhibiting for sale our coffee table book on Texas titled Texas As I See It.  Meet the author and have your copy personalized!

We will also have a collection of Fine Art Prints for sale.  Most prints are signed and numbered Limited Edition Giclée prints.  All production takes place in Frisco, Texas.  It’s the Real Thing, folks.

Mosey on by and say “Howdy!”

 

Texas As I See It Book Signing Press Release

October 26, 2011

Press Release: Book Signing

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 in several locations over the coming months.

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.

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)

Book signings for Texas As I See It – a coffee table photography book by Warren Paul Harris

Guests will be able to purchase copies of the book during this event, in addition to Fine Art note cards from the book’s contents. A small selection of very large canvas prints from Texas As I See It will be on display (and for sale) as well.

The first printing of my book arrived in the local warehouse on November 7, 2011 and can now be ordered from the website for immediate delivery. Books can also be ordered from Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.

November 12, 2-4 pm

Cute Little Shop
3245 w. Main Street, Suite 225
Frisco, TX 75034
(214) 705-0907

November 17, 6-8pm

MarketPlace at Frisco Square
8861 Coleman Boulevard
Frisco, Texas 75034
972.377.9400

November 26, 1-3 pm

Bishop Street Market
419 N. Bishop Ave. at W.7th.
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 941-0907

 

 

Updated Frisco and Desolation Galleries

In researching my vast library of images, several desolation-themed shots stood out as candidates for processing.  In talking with Realtors the last few weeks, a recurring theme came up regarding staying in touch with clients.  Employing an abandoned house on the cover, along with text implying it just might be time to move, was the impetus for digging through my collection for more examples on this topic.  As a result, several more abandoned buildings have been added to the Desolation library.  In the process I also reprocessed a rusted-out, abandoned car I found in Lampassas last year.

On my way to Babes for a meeting the other day, I noticed Old Number Nineteen, Frisco’s historic steam engine, was perfectly clean.  This is unusual, to say the least.  In all the years we’ve lived here, I’ve stopped by Heritage Center in hopes of finding the train is pristine condition for a dramatic shot – and it never has been.  It is typical for it to be coated with dust, dirt and water spots from one end to the other.

But this time it looked like someone had just given the engine and caboose a thorough bath and it sparkled in the autumn sun.  So I took the opportunity to properly capture this bit of Americana for addition to my Fine Art note card collection – and inclusion in Volume II of Texas As I See It.  Below is one of the two photos of Number Nineteen added to the Frisco gallery today:

Number Nineteen

Number Niineteen

Please Patronize Our Resellers

October 5, 2011: It is perfectly fitting that our sixth reseller should be the 6th floor museum in Dallas.  If you have never been there, it is a riveting display of the facts relating the most heinous crime in Dallas history when JFK was gunned down in broad daylight.  We highly recommend visiting the 6th floor museum and spending some time strolling Dealey Plaza and the infamous Grassy Knoll.  The weather is perfect for this outing.

A nice way to see the area is via Segway.  Dallas Segway Tours is a client of mine (I shot their marketing images) and it’s a really fun way to see the area while absorbing some history in the process.

6th Floor Museum

411 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 747-6660

 

September 21, 2011: One more reseller has taken delivery of an assortment of Note Cards in Dallas.  Please welcome and patronize the newest member of our team in the Bishop Arts District:

Bishop Street Market

419 N. Bishop Ave. at W.7th.
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 941-0907

 

Another new reseller just took delivery of a McKinney, Texas-themed assortment of our Fine Art Note Cards  They have also pre-ordered 24 copies of Texas As I See It, our coffee table book arriving in November.

Please patronize them:

The Little Red Hen

105 E. Virginia St (east side of the Square)
McKinney, TX 75069
(972) 542-0429

We would like to welcome our newest member of the team, Texas Belles and Beaus in Grapevine, Texas.  Just in time for this year’s Grape Fest, we installed a counter-top display yesterday.  Look for it right in front of the cash register:

Texas Belles and Beaus

Texas Belles & Beaus – Grapevine

406 S Main St
Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 756-6476

Other Texas resellers include:

 

MarketPlace at Frisco Square

8861 Coleman Boulevard
Frisco, TX 75034
(972) 377-9400

 

Texas Treasures at Stonebriar Mall

Stonebriar Center
Frisco, TX
(469) 633-1377

 

 

Numerous Additions to Our Galleries Today

As a result of building demo binders of all the Note Cards, I took some time to add images to many of the sections.  Updated galleries include:

Enjoy browsing some of the new material.

Plano has a large section from the 2009 Balloon Festival.

McKinney now has the historic First United Methodist Church, in addition to many of the iconic selections near the Square.

Added some images from a 9-11 Memorial to the flight crews I found in Grapevine.

Lots of new images in the Historic Texas section from Grapevine, McKinney, Pilot Point, Bonham, Edom and Paris.

 

Winston – In His Own Words

(This story is copyrighted and planned for a future children’s book.  We are looking for an illustrator to collaborate with.  Contact us if you are interested.  Meanwhile, don’t you dare infringe on Winston’s rights or your anus will burst into flame right before your own hand mysteriously reaches into your mouth and jerks you inside out.  … seriously…)

Winston, In His Own Words

Hi. My name is Winston. I’m a Mockingbird and this is how I wound up here…

It’s not easy growing up. Initially, your mom takes care of everything and then one day she boots you out of the nest and then everything changes.

And one day that’s exactly what happened. Mom thinks it’s time I learn to fly and gives me the heave-ho. I tumble unceremoniously to terra firma (I know… big words for a little bird, but mom is big on education) and, dazed by the fall, scurry aimlessly in every direction, flapping my little useless wings, looking for shelter.

I spot this big black blob with some room underneath, plenty big enough for me and dart inside.

Whew! That’s a lot better. Out in the open I’m pretty vulnerable, even though mom says she’s looking out for me (easy for her to say – she can FLY).
So I’m just hanging out in the shade of this big blob (mom says it’s a Smart Car – doesn’t seem very smart to me – it just sits there – doesn’t even flinch when I run under it) when big feet come walking up to me. Then I hear a lot of noises I can’t make sense of – and this Smart whatever-it-is starts to rumble and shake. This is scary enough, but then it LEAVES.

And I’m out in the Open again!

Geez. Now what do I do?

I’m trying to figure out my options, which is really difficult with mom flapping all around the roof and yelling at me to “Run, Winston, Run!” when some even bigger feet come up really CLOSE to me and a BIG head comes even closer. This Giant, seems really interested in me. Not particularly menacing, but mom is yelling even louder that it’s dangerous and I need to Run!
Then the Giant leaves. Whew! That was close.

Before I can figure out which way to run, the Giant is back.
Drat!
And it’s got some kind of machine or something pointed right at me. It keeps clicking and the giant peeks around it every now and then, and clicks the machine some more. Meanwhile mom is really freaking out. I can’t even think with all this racket going on, so I just stare menacingly at this big Giant, hoping it will go away.

And it does. Seems it’s lost interest in me. Or it’s going to go get a net and have me for dinner! Either way, I’m out in the open and mom is about to have a stroke.

So I run. Mom is flapping and hollering and shooing me across the street and into the park. Then across another street and into a yard, where I find some nice big bushes to hide in. And then mom takes a break from shrieking at me.

And I can catch my breath.

Wow.

It seems the Giant was not so bad after all. It came back out to look for me again and saw me dart for cover at the last minute. It didn’t come after me and seemed kind of protective in a way.

So mom and I set up housekeeping in the Giant’s yard. I found lots of good bugs to eat on the Giant’s windowsill and he’d talk to me while I foraged for breakfast. Summer was really HOT, but at least we had some rain. Then it started to get cold. Mom said we needed to fly south.

We spent the winter in Mexico, which was pretty cool – and came back to find the Giant still there. I sing for him and he talks to me every time I come by. I’ve hopped into his workshop a few times. It’s a scary place, but the Giant is always friendly and tells me I’m famous. I’m not sure what that means, but it sounds like a good thing.

I think he loves me.

Winston the Baby Mockingbird
Winston in his own words

 

Substantial Gallery Updates

Since bringing the new website online last week, I’ve been doing some updates to the content.

As I go through my vast library, I find new images to make available in the Note Card project.  This last weekend I added several dozen new images in the following categories:

  • Desolation
  • Texas
    • Dallas
    • Denton
    • McKinney
    • Paris
  • Frisco
  • Music / Lifestyles
  • Flora and Fauna

We made a trip to Paris a week ago to photograph their unique, but diminutive version of the Eiffel Tower.  Along the way we discovered an assortment of other interesting items that needed to be captured and added to the collection, not the least of which were numerous old water towers (now properly committed to the Water Tower selection.)  46 different water towers are now available to choose from.

I also spent a good deal of time indexing the Texas page by city and theme to make it easier to find community-based images.

Dallas, Denton and McKinney now have more content than before, with updates coming regularly as we venture out and concentrate on these areas.

Soon to be added is an Automotive catalog of the cars I’ve been shooting over the last several years.  From The Girls and Cars of Texas  (the 4th volume of the Texas As I See It series).

Paris, Texas

Paris, Texas

Just Bringing This Site Up For the First Time

Howdy.

We are just now bringing this site online.  Prior to right now, this content was hosted on my primary website, but it seemed like we were overloading the functions – and it was getting crowded.  So here we are, with a separate home dedicated exclusively to Fine Art Note Cards, hand-produced right here in the Great State of Texas.