Sean Norman
Artist Statement

When I work with my camera I am reminded that I am recording a moment in time with every click of the shutter. I begin a piece by choosing a subject that tends to be overlooked or needs to be observed in a different manner. I want to show beauty, creativity, color, and contrast in my photos. My goal is to get viewers to experience an otherwise overlooked subject with a new eye.

It has been my experience that we have a tendency to “see” but not to “look”. We “see” images every second of the day, but we rarely “look” at the actual images. I choose to use my camera to capture images so that I, or those viewing my work, can take the time to “look” at what we tend to disregard everyday. Though I tend to gravitate towards a more photojournalistic approach with my photography, I enjoy manipulating certain images to add a different flavor to what is being viewed.

I have found exploring urban society has shown me a lot of beauty that even I have overlooked. It has helped me look past what society calls “ugly” to see that all subjects have a beautiful side. Most just need to be seen in a different light. Currently I am moving between studio work and urban work. Thru the use of technology I am challenging the viewer to see a image in a new way. When people see my work, I’d like them to suspend what they are looking at for just a moment, which is like the process of taking a photograph itself, and then let them devour the projected image to satisfy their visual appetite.


Winter 2001, Fort Lewis College Senior Art Show, Fort Lewis Art Gallery
March 2004, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo “Art on the Hoof Top” Colo. Springs, CO
November 2007, Manitou Springs BAC, “Pret a Giclee,” Manitou Springs, CO
December 2007, Imagination Celebration- “Teacher Feature 2007”, Colorado Springs, CO

  • Joined: November 2007
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