C&T Publications 50 States of Art - 2015 - Page 42

Scott Norris – Wisconsin Starting with his first SLR in high school (many moons ago), through a degree in journalism from Texas A&M University, 20+ years as an animator/motion graphics artist, (finally) going digital about 10 years ago, and 2 years as a freelancer 3D animator, it’s been a very long and winding road getting to where he is today. Many spend their lives trying to figure out where they fit in the scheme of things, striving to fit in, to find a calling - struggling to fit their square peg into the proverbial round hole. Well, Scott’s square peg fits with photography. His goal, his calling, if you will, is to make photographs - make works of art - that are filled with who he is. What the subject is, is not as important as what the subject is saying – the STORY, the mood, the emotion. Without that, a photograph is just a snapshot. Texas born and raised, now in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Scott is married and has a little toddler running around the house doing what little boys do, keeping things fun! Website: http://www.scottnorrisphotography.com/ Here is my piece. It is called The Secrets of the Trees. “The Secrets of the Trees” "If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees." -- Khalil Gibran This line of trees sits on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s historic Lake Park. Shot on a relatively cold foggy morning in late May. Copyright 2015 Scott Norris Photography Quick Notes: Frederick Law Olmsted designed Lake Park in the late 19th century . He also designed Central Park in New York City. Lake Park was built in what is known as the Romantic tradition, where natural landscaping is preferred over the stricter design of formal gardens, giving a more relaxed and wild feel to the park. The last remaining Indian Mound is also located in Lake Park. All others were destroyed by early settlers to the area. These mounds were constructed by the Woodland Indians of the Mississippian culture who called Wisconsin home. 37