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Reviewed by Nicola on 29th July 2005


76/100
Overall Rating 76/100
Harris Archives
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Summary
For those of you that haven’t heard of Ron Harris, please let me fill you in.

Ron is the most acclaimed erotic photographer in the world. Hugh Hefner called Ron "The King of Erotica" and Playboy Magazine named him "The Granddaddy of Soft-core”. Ron has over 25,000 published photographs and over 500 Art Director Awards for excellence in photography.

Recently we reviewed RonHarris.com, see the complete review here, or visit the site here. The site was extremely hard to fault and received one of our top scores. So you can understand why I was so keen to review the Harris Archives to see if it matched the excellent reputation Ron has made for himself in the world of top quality, sophisticated, soft-core erotica.

Ratings

Content Quality

8/10

Overall Quality

8/10

Exclusivity

10/10

Updates

4/10

Design/Nav

7/10

Value for money

7/10

Speed

8/10

Member Support

8/10

Personality

8/10

Reviewers Slant

8/10
76/100
Overall Rating 76/100
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General
The Harris Archives site was originally developed in November 2003 and with daily updates since January 2004 (with the exception of the last few months) this site has plenty of content to boast.

There are excellent deals on offer for membership to the site. The longer you sign up for the cheaper it gets per month.

The site design is good, as is the navigation.

There are plenty of little extra pages that include an introductory background to Ron, tips of the trade for budding photographers and reviews of Ron’s work from varying sources.

Content
As a member of Harris Archives you receive free access to RonHarris.com

Ron is a softcore erotica photographer. The content is purely solo girl or girl on girl action, apart from Mr. Harris himself, there isn’t a guy in sight. To enjoy this site you would have to be a fan of high class ladies enjoying their own company. If you are looking for hardcore sex or bizarre fetish content then I recommend you to look elsewhere.

The photo content is supremely good quality, all of it is completely exclusive to Harris Archives.

Video Section
The video content is sparse; the videos are dotted around the archives randomly, or can be found grouped together in the High-Res Video section. They aren’t purpose made videos either, they are taken from a static video camera pretty much just to document the photo shoot. Having said this, the videos are good quality and decent sized and because the girls are so hot and Ron gets them so comfortable in their surroundings, they are not to be missed.

The videos can be downloaded in 500kbs or 1000kbs. The range in size from between 10 minutes clips to 42 minute full-length movies. The movies are only available to download in their entirety so, as you can imagine, the longer ones take some time on a slow connection.

Picture Galleries
As you would hope from the ’most acclaimed erotic photographer in the world’, there is a huge amount of picture galleries on this site. The picture galleries can be viewed in three resolutions 800 x 600, 1200 x 800 or 2000 x 1333, which is for variation in internet connection speed. Additionally, if you take a fancy to a particular set, you can download the entire gallery so you don’t have to connect to the internet if you just wanted to check out your favourite girl.

Updates
Before December 2004, the site was updated daily with a new photo set and these updates were documented meticulously in each month’s content page. However since December these daily updates have not happened. There has still been a very acceptable volume of content added in each month but no where near the quantity of the previous months.

In December Ron excuses himself from falling behind the updates, his reason being that he is not always able to find girls up to his standards and he aims to maintain his stance on never shooting ‘disgusting, or ‘skanky’ girls. At this point I am right behind Ron and his decision to shoot only the best girls. However, after December updates become ever less frequent and, since May of this year, there doesn’t appear to be any new content. There is no evidence to suggest the site will ever be updated again. Maybe Ron has shot himself in the foot with his quest for perfection or maybe he is just too busy shooting or has taken a holiday.



Picture Features

Quantity: Thousands
Picture Size: 800 x 600, 1200 x 800 or 2000 x 1333
Searchable: No
ZIP Downloads:
Picture Slideshows:
Updates: Not recently



Video Features

Quantity: 5
Formats: WMV/ASF
Video Size: 320 x 240
Clip Duration: Ranges from 10 minutes to 42 minutes
Downloadable: Yes
Preview Thumbs: Yes
Video DRM:
IPod/PSP Videos:
Updates: Not recently



General Features

Member Support: Comprehensive
Movie Support: Comprehensive
Join Option: Credit Card, Telephone
Join Fees: $29.91 for one month, $39.19 for two months, $45.91 for three months, $65.91 for 6 months, $99.91 for 12 months
Cancellation Links: On the Contact page