Recent Panoramic Photos of Daniel Norris - click to open in new window
A born and raised native of Wilmington, NC and the surrounding area, my existence started when Edward Teach (Blackbeard) would terrorize our coast with his beard ablaze and his cannons loaded.... Aside from being a great great great great great grandson of Edward Teach and having an insatiable desire to fire a cannon upon unsuspecting boaters - my life began as a boy growing up in Teachey, NC (Duplin County) and Carolina Beach.
When I was 9 years old, my daddy bought me a complete Nikon F2 system - with all the bells and whistles. At the time, this was a professional level camera and not generally found in the hands of a child. I took thousands of photographs - much to the delight of our local drug store's photo processing lab. My interest in photography never waned. Today, I use Canon and the Mac for everything. But that F2 still sits on my shelf as a reminder of those simpler times. Now I say "Analog sucks and Digital rules!" But Ahhh, those were the days.....
I attended Harrells Christian Academy (Sampson County) from Kindergarten through 12th grade. I have a BS in Marine Biology from UNCW and a MS in Biology/Ecology from the University of Guam. I went to school in Guam for 4 years - coming home every Christmas and summer. My capabilities as a graphic designer developed while I pursued a career in biology. Many of my friends in Guam are artists or designers and their guidance and encouragement further sparked this interest. I truly enjoyed my time spent in Guam but there is no place like being home in North Carolina. I was the Commercial Production Manager & Webmaster for WECT TV-6 for 7 years and I am now a Biology instructor at a local college. I also run my own publishing company, SlapDash Publishing. www.carolinabeach.net