Scott Norris

Location: Sacramento, CA
Nationality: US
Biography: Scott Norris is a fine art photographer and freelance science writer based in Sacramento, CA and Inverness, CA. His photography is the latest stage in a life-long inquiry that has encompassed studies in cultural anthropology, poetry and... read on
Public Story
Credits: scott norris
Date of Work: 01/01/16 - Ongoing
Updated: 12/19/19
Archived as:  , , ,

I am interested in the expressive potential of grouped images presented as a single picture. Hybrid images violate the expectation that photography is about seeing and capturing single moments in time and space, and allow a kind of higher-order compositional structure to emerge. I am also interested in the relationship between photographs, as representational objects, and the mental representations that structure our perception and memory.

In this series, I use image triads to depict the fragmented and assembled nature of my experience of being in the world.  Like mental images arising from lived experience, each picture is a representation—flawed or true—of some experiential moment. Each stands alongside others in some relationship, the nature of which may or may not be clear. What emerges is not a narrative about myself, but a kind of simplified model of my “self” as an ongoing synthesis of constantly changing elements: bodily sensation, perception, emotion, thought, memory, anticipation. My goal is to convey something about the how we occupy the world in multiple ways at once: in our bodies and our minds, our perceptions and our memories, in our waking awareness and in our dreams.


By Scott Norris —



By scott norris — In this difficult evolutionary moment it seems to me essential to pay close attention to the powers and potentialities of our bodies, and their deep..

Recent Work

By Scott Norris


By scott norris — Following my father’s death, I had the disorienting experience of registering his absence from the enduring landscapes that framed his..


By Scott Norris


By scott norris — Interstate 5 appears on the map of California as a straight line connecting north and south. Although it traverses the western edge of one of the..


By Scott Norris — A small archive of images taken in Athens, in October 2015. Mostly the walls and empty spaces of a crowded city. 
Join us
for more access