Kip Harris is an American artist based in Scotland. He is a renowned photographer since the late 1980s and he has already exhibited his works in the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe with four solo exhibitions and more than 100 group exhibitions. His work has been published in Shots Magazine, The Photo Review, Smithsonian.com, Street Photography Magazine, Barren Magazine, aCurator, Life Force,Tagree, Square and a number of online photo sites. For nearly 30 years, he was also director of FFKR Architects in Salt Lake City. Kip received a degree in English literature from Dartmouth College, University of Chicago Humanities and University of Utah Architecture.
The way he photographs seascapes refers to the formal composition and minimalism of Hiroshi Sugimoto. His interest in light comes, in part, from the work of American luminists such as Fitz Henry Lane and Frederic Edwin Church. His sense of colour was also influenced by the works of Mark Rothko, and his preference for stormy skies probably comes from J.M.W. Turner. In the way he photographs the streets and its environment, we also find echoes of the work of Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, Elliot Erwitt and Walker Evans.