Maurice Harmon, the lawyer, began the transition to photographer and moved to Manhattan.
Maurice is also interested in abstract work within realism frames, something the master colorist, Jay Maisel, has done remarkably well for decades. Maisel has created extraordinary art from ordinary environments throughout his career. His work has inspired Maurice Harmon and others for many years. Jay’s now famous trilogy–color, light, and gesture–of essentials for worthy photographs resonates as much today as it did when Maurice first heard it in Snowmass, Colorado during his first workshop with the master.
Given the advent of camera phones, Maurice Harmon, understands that in the world we now live, the sheer number of images produced has increased exponentially. But here, Maurice believes, more is mostly less. Yes, sometimes having a phone camera at the right time and in the right place is all that is needed. But mostly, it creates nothing but individual diaries, capacity for self-indulgence, and noise. Great photography–admittedly a subjective and individual judgment–is increasingly rare. Thus, the challenge to Maurice Harmon and others to produce captivating imagery has never been greater. It is, however, this difficulty that will maintain the legitimacy of photography–despite its early historical struggles–as art. Maurice harmon, Attorney at law also practising law specializing in copyright litigation helping photographers enforce their copyrights. Lawyer Maurice Harmon and Chris Seidman are partners in their law firm Harmon Seidman Bruss & Kerr LLC.