self-portrait, 2019.

self-portrait, 2019.

Justin Tyler Norton

American, b. 1980, Arizona, based in the pacific northwest.

i studied painting at a small school in Italy between 2003 to 2006. My interest in making art transitioned from paint into photography sometime around 2010. While i continue to paint, my work is photography.

photography is about process. it involves technical problem solving, and creates connections with people, and this is what i love about making photographs.

I learned photography by processing black and white film in a darkroom, and printing my photographs by hand. I was fortunate enough to have access to a well equipped darkroom early on where I spent hundreds of hours learning the foundational principles of photography. The time I spent working in a darkroom working has continued to inform my practice.

Personal interests include the greyhound breed, german language and mathematics.