Harlan is originally from Connecticut and is based in Boston MA, USA. He was trained in Business at Boston University and the University of Connecticut, where he studied Operations, Accounting and Finance. Harlan holds an MBA and BS in Accounting.
While studying at Business School, he became fascinated with photography. Since then, Harlan's artistic vision is to distort reality through the medium of photography, by leveraging the effects of time and light with long exposures, high dynamic range, neutral density filters, and wide angle lenses.
Harlan's vision for Catching the Mist emerged from an experience one Misty morning in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Harlan was running down the beach, with tripod in hand, in an attempt to capture some photos of the interplay between the rolling fog along the beach. About a mile's worth of jogging later, Harlan realized that the elusive Mist was actually getting farther away, despite his best efforts to catch up. On the walk back, it dawned on Harlan how temporary each fleeting moment truly is. Harlan embraces photography because of how it forces him to be present in the moment and intentional with his actions.
Harlan currently is a Cost Engineer for a prominent Engineering Firm, where he supports Project Controls on large infrastructure projects.
Harlan embraces systems thinking and feedback loops to experiment with the camera in the field and to learn from his experiences. Similarly, he is a student of post processing in the digital light room, and is continuously embracing new techniques.
Harlan brings a science based approach to photography as he tests his hypotheses and updates his understanding of the interplay between light and photography.
His work can be found online on photography sites and social media sites: Flickr, 500px, Google+, Facebook, and Instagram.