J. Harrison Hart is a freelance, adventure-seeking photographer from Athens, TN. Specializing in Landscape and Nature Photography, "Harrison" is also available for Portrait, Event or Commercial Photography.


Having traveled extensively within the U.S. seeking new experiences and the perfect shot, Harrison has captured beautiful on-location images currently featured at retail locations in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

His full-time safari, however, is serving at Keith Memorial United Methodist Church (Athens, TN) as Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. Harrison attempts to live every day with a passion for life: faith, family, people, photography and recreation are major avenues in which he is blessed to do this.

While honing his craft and building his portfolio for the last 13 years, he has earned exposure in some of his favorite areas to frequent.  His best-selling work, "Kure Pier I," has been featured in Wilmington, N.C. advertising and is on display at Kure Beach Town Hall. Each summer, tourists wipe out most of his "Pawleys Island Outside/In" greeting card series at the Original Hammock Shop in Pawleys Island, SC.

"For me, my passion for photography has changed over the years. It started out as a desire to record a sense of places that I visited and represent how those places can inspire you, then it became about relentless attention to detail, no matter what genre of picture, so that my work might be set apart from others. Now... even as new opportunities for sharing my work seem to be opening, I think it's time for a return to the wonder and a departure from mere perfection. I want to pass on inspiration through my images. I want them to represent something that inspired me, caught my eye, or brought joy to work on. Music artists seem to have a way of helping us find a higher plane, a clearer perspective maybe even, through the soaring work they share. I want to do the same with photography. It's tough, being limited to two dimensions, but when done right it can take us way beyond the frame. And the images are out there, everywhere- you just have to be sensitive to what is being offered around you."


Check out Harrison's introductory blog entry for a good glimpse of what makes himi tick.