Paul Harris Photography

Photographs

Paul Harris is a businessman and photographer, growing up in Barnstaple, North Devon has a baby boomer, he worked in a photography store and taught photography, he started his own photography business in 1969, photographing weddings, commercial photographs and travel brochures. In 1975, at the age of 29, he went to Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe. His photos from the world where he was published around the world, Newsweek and Life Magazines, but he fell under the hands of the Rhodesian government and was under house arrest and then deported under the Official Secrets Act. In Africa he had met many people including Terry Fincher who needed a photojournalist to travel to America, Paul Harris accepted his offer. By 1994 he had met many fascinating people, traveled with President Ronald Reagan, Muhammad Ali and many other politicians and movie stars, who changed the world, he started another business, digital technology was forever changing the photography and journalism. The company was one of the first digital photo agencies in the world to have a searchable and downloadable archive, accessible via the Internet from anywhere in the world. In 1999, he sold the company "onlineusa.com" to Getty Images and it became the cornerstone of Getty's celebrity content. He continued to take photos editorially until January 2016 when he retired and now enjoys photographing the countryside and looking for the backdrop for the films and films they spark.