Scott Norris

Photographer
  
Dualities
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
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Dualities
Credits: scott norris
Updated: 05/13/20
Location: California

Following my father’s death, I had the disorienting experience of registering his absence from the enduring landscapes that framed his life.  My response was to make photographic diptychs, scenes with myself both present and absent, in various settings I associated with him.  I soon discovered that these hybrid images were not just about loss or mortality, but were giving form to ideas I had long struggled to express regarding the coextensive nature of environment and self. The diptychs ask the viewer to consider anew the shared physicality of body and landscape. They suggest an essential sameness in our love of place and of each other.

The idea of an ultimate unity that transcends division is present in the Buddhist concept of non-duality, which holds that self and not-self are not mutually exclusive categories. Similar is some ways is the ecological insight that we are not discrete entities, but exist in constant flux with the physical world around us. The images here form one thread of my engagement with these deeper understandings.  They are personal meditations on the mysterious certainties of love, physical existence, and the passage of time.

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Mediations

By scott norris / Array — In this difficult evolutionary moment it seems to me essential to pay close attention to the powers and..
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Conditions

By scott norris — I am interested in the expressive potential of grouped images presented as a single picture. Hybrid images..
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Coast

By Scott Norris — Open series, 2016 - ongoing On a series of travels in the Netherlands I have been been photographing coastal..
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Linearities

By scott norris / California — Interstate 5 appears on the map of California as a straight line connecting north and south. Although it..
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Recent Work

By Scott Norris
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Athens

By Scott Norris / Athens, Greece — A small archive of images taken in Athens, in October 2015. Mostly the walls and empty spaces of a crowded..
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