2015 Sony World Photography Awards - Category Winner, Panoramic, Open Competition
Influenced by his architectural training Norman has a sensitivity to space & composition that is visually compelling & entices the viewer in. Born in rural Ballyroney, County Down, Northern Ireland, Norman has a diploma in Architectural Technology and a Honours Degree in Architecture (Commendation). He had worked as a fully registered Architect for ten years and circumstances then drew him to the world of photography and he has never looked back . Totally self-taught, his architecture and design background greatly influence his penchant for simple exacting photographs of the sky, the horizon, people and the marks humankind leaves behind. His lack of photography training has given him an advantage in that he has developed his own unique style and his main asset is his creativity and imagination. Composition plays a major part in his work and he sees himself more as a visual artist than a photographer as he tries to create images with that certain ‘wow’ factor that you need to step back from and admire.