HAVING been pursuing his love of photography for over 20 years accomplished local photographer David Norton recently launched his new website, allowing him to showcase his work to a much wider audience.
According to David, it was the increased interest in his pieces that prompted this move,
“I felt it was the right time to create a website as interest in my work has been steadily growing and I wanted to be able to show my work to a wider audience. It has only been up and running in the last couple of days although I have been putting some thought into for quite a while’.
“Feedback has been fantastic so far from both from home and abroad. Facebook launched my work initially and many have shown interest from this source so it was time to take it to the next level with my own website.”
Working closely with Blackrock based web designer Jason McGee of Jascom for David the most important aspect of the site was simplicity and ease of use,
“I wanted to show a clean, simple website easy to navigate for the viewer and I feel that I have achieved that and more thanks to Jason and also Tracy Duffy from Element Design. All pieces featured are now available for purchase on the website but I also encourage people to feel free to contact me for further information or enquires”.
With a very popular photographic style, David’s work has proven to have a very broad appeal,
“I would have to say that my most favourite subject matter is Irish Landscape – capturing the Irish countryside in all its splendour and beauty and my style of photography is a mixture of landscape and fine art but I would have to say it is constantly evolving’.
“The most popular pieces are undoubtedly “Footprints” & Clarke Station”. “Footprints” because it has a nice, calm feel to it which appeals to viewers. “Clarke Station” because it embodies a central place in Dundalk, the link between our town and the capital which appeals to many, especially the commuting people, past and present”.
Currently undertaking a degree course in photography, David is keen to hone his skills even further,
“I enjoy trying out new techniques, and widening my photographic ability and knowledge. I have been interested in photography since the early 1990’s initially self-taught then I undertook a one year course in Marino College in 1995. I have now returned to study in Newry SRC, to attain a degree in Photography’.
“My hopes for the future in relation to my work is to continue to do what I love doing. I hope that more people will see and enjoy my work. I hope I will capture many more pleasing images which will appeal to others”.
If you would like to see David’s work visit www.davidnortonphotography.com or in the run up to Christmas you can meet David and view his work first hand in the Clanbrassil Centre, Dundalk Town Centre on the 29th and 30th December. He will also be showing in Black & White Design, Coe’s Road, Dundalk on the 8th December 2013 for the fabulous Christmas fair.