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Norris Chee

Posted by
Martin A. Mora (North Platte, United States) on 25 February 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Norris Chee (Navajo), a nationally accomplished artist, has been recognized at the Santa Fe Indian Market, Eiteljorg Indian Market in Indianapolis, and the American Indiana Arts Festival and Market in Dallas, Texas. He currently resides in Lexington, Nebraska where he operates Blue Horse Studio. Norris also works as an Artist in Residence for the state of Nebraska. Visiting schools and communities he teaches them about his artistic talents, methods, and the customs of his tribe.
I was fortunate enough to meet Norris Chee during a PowWow one year and get to know him a wee bit, he had asked me if I could photo some of his artwork to be highlighted in an upcoming magazine artical, to which I agreed of course, but that I wanted the chance ot take a formal portrait of him while I was there, and this is one of those portraits.

FUJIFILM FinePixS1Pro F/4.1 ISO 400 42 mm

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Gary from Cochise County, United States

I have really enjoyed this series, and this is just another splendid image. What a wonderful opportunity it was for you to be able to do this. You did it well.

25 Feb 2010 8:52pm

Paja from Japan

Fantastic light again, you captured the essence of an artist, I can see there is something special about him.

25 Feb 2010 11:09pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautiful portrait.....nicely processed with that blur in just the right places......How lucky you were to be able to shoot him at work!!!

26 Feb 2010 12:37am

Evening Song Imagery from Springfield, WV, United States

Well you have done it again Martin. I love the BG, the blur, the light from the window, and the spirit you captured in his eyes. I am sure he was more than pleased. Thank you for sharing your gift.

26 Feb 2010 12:57am

keith from killarney, Ireland

Another outstanding enviromental portrait Martin, just awesome

26 Feb 2010 12:56pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Excellent light and expression.... Love the concentration in his eyes! And the post editing is spot on! Love it

26 Feb 2010 8:35pm

Louloupix from NEW YORK, United States

Really nice portrait Martin. We can see all the focus and passion he has for his work.

26 Feb 2010 8:55pm

Erika Melisa from Singapore, Singapore

love this profile. really shows the intensity in his eyes when hes doing his work. can really feel the passion in this picture. good work.

27 Feb 2010 3:58am

k@ from Paris, France

Your processing is gorgeous and the portait full of soul*

27 Feb 2010 8:50am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Your portrait skills are really amazing.
The light touches him so gently but powerful. It´s like sitting there in the room too, so close and intimate mood.
Being selfish here, but I think I can learn a lot from your work! ;)

27 Feb 2010 1:00pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Amazing . Super lovely man at his work . Full of spirits and soul !

27 Feb 2010 7:54pm

ISO 400
42 mm