"Texas As I See It" is a beautiful, keepsake book of photography by Frisco photographer Warren Paul Harris. This coffee-table size books highlights the fascinating and ever-changing state of Texas.
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 coffee-table sized 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.