John Norris

John Norris lives and works in Chamonix, France, and for more than 20 years he has been photographing the landscape and culture of the area. He has built up a considerable portfolio of images that reflects his interest in and enthusiasm for mountain sports and adventure travel. His pictures have an immediacy that succeed in capturng the moment - the raw excitement of an action shot, or the powerful beauty of the ever-changing landscape. His work is both diverse and startlingly original, and always evocative.

John's interests as a photographer range across all formats, both in colour and monochrome work. His expertise in landscape, mountain sports, travel and leisure photography is much in demand from diverse clients such as tourist boards, outdoor equipment manufacturers, advertising and press agencies. His regular clients include Ellis Brigham UK, Trek Bicycle USA, Scarpa Italy, Lowe Alpine International and Mountain Equipment.

Although much of his inspiration comes from his home in France, John has also carried out work in many other countries including Japan, Costa Rica, Bolivia, India, Italy and U.S.A. He was the featured photographer at Kendal Mountain Film Festival and also in the European tour of the Banff Mountain Film Festival and has contributed to exhitibitions in the Musee Alpin, Chamonix and the Festival des Metiers de Montagne in Chambrey. He is one of the founding members of the Chamonix London Connection Exhibition held annually in London in which several fellow artists based in Chamonix took part.

In the UK John is Picture Editor/Staff photographer for Ski and Board Magazine and also contributes to over thirty publications worldwide ranging from The Financial Times and the Observer newspapers to Canon EOS Magazine UK, Fluid Ski Magazine, France and Outdoor Magazine, USA.

John is an Associated member of The British Institute of Professional Photography and the Royal Photographic Society.

Examples of his work can be seen on the Chamonix Art website, dedicated to showcasing John's collection of fine art images and forthcoming exhibitions; he also has a commercial website providing information on his creative professional photography.

Symphony for the Mountains

About John Norris

John Norris is a photographer based in Chamonix, France. He photographs mountain action sports and adventure travel.