Thank you for taking the time in this busy new world to view my website portfolio. My name is Josh Norris and no I am not related to Chuck. I have been fortunate to call photography my career for over 15 years. Asheville, N.C. is my birth city but I have called the South Carolina Upcountry my home since around 12 years old and am now just a few short years away from 40.
During my career as a photographer I have met and photographed so many incredible people. Photography is almost a perfect career in that there is the opportunity to use the camera as a tool to reveal to a person their self and often in a way that they have never seen before. Early in my career during a proofing consultation with a client, she opened her proof album and soon after placed her face in her hands and began to cry. She expressed a combination of shock that she could actually see photos of herself that she liked and heartfelt gratitude that I was able to capture her image in the way that I had. It was then that I began to comprehend the true power of photography as a medium of creative art which can be used to bring joy to others.
I have had the privilege of photographing famous people and I have had the privilege of photographing homeless people. I have photographed thought-leaders, individuals with net worths that exceed my comprehension, striking models, powerful attorneys, brilliant singers and the list could go on . The range of types of individuals that I have been favored to meet and work with through the years is enough for a very interesting coffee table book and some great stories indeed. The best images are always the ones where there is trust between photographer and subject. Honestly, there are very few things that are more unpleasant than photographing someone who is disconnected.
Life is a journey of moments and photography is a primary medium by which those moments can be recorded and remembered. Often in business it is essential to have the best and strongest image possible but one does not always need to have a business reason to have a beautiful portrait made. There is nothing selfish or vain about desiring to have a lasting impression of “You on your Best Day” and in a time when one can easily drown in the Sea of “selfies”, it is actually quite nice to see oneself through the eyes of an artist who is determined to see beauty in everyone.
That is where I come into the picture.