Harris Gaffin, aka Harris from Paris has been an internationally syndicated feature story, photo- and video-journalist since the 1970s.
He has lived and worked all over the world based in Stockholm, Tokyo, Paris, and Los Angeles. He is fluent in French and speaks Japanese. At one time or another, his 500+ bylines have been published by virtually every major newspaper and magazine in the world.
Familiar with virtually all 50 states, Gaffin has recently settled in South Carolina where he continues creating content from concept to completion for the websites, social media, and on- and offline media kits of political candidates, sole proprietors small businesses, and non-profit organizations.
A former cross country and long distance runner, Gaffin was a Massachusetts State Class C State Squash Champion representing the University Club of Boston. He's a trained public speaker and has been active in Toastmasters since 2000 when he was presented with the Toastmaster of the Year award.
In recent years, he's created online photography and video courses, and presented workshops on various types of communication skills.
An avid reader of American political history, his hobbies include cooking, health and fitness, and carpentry. The latter by trial and error, though mostly error.
FEATURED IN PRINT MEDIA
Sometimes, my lifestyle itself becomes the feature story.
Harris from Paris and his feature storytelling expertise has been featured in a wide range of print publications.
QUOTES ABOUT HARRIS FROM PARIS
American Photographer Magazine, USA:
"Gaffin's work, with its dark tonal range, and it's disquieting cropping, owes much to Toulouse-Lautrec and Degas, two French impressionist painters ..."
E! Magazine, Greece:
"We just have one question for you, Harris from Paris. On your next trip, can you please take us with you?"
Friday Magazine, United Arab Emirates:
"He always comes up with incredible stories that keep his audience as well as himself a good distance from boredom."
Portrait Photographer, China:
"Harris from Paris pictures are more than portraits. They tell a story."
FEATURED ON TV
I was in Oklahoma doing my thing, creating stories on the people I'd met, when I ran into the senior cameraman for Channel 9. He suggested doing a feature on my lifestyle of doing features. Oklahoma City, OK (3:10)