A Site for Photographers by Photographers

All photos are copyright the photographer, and may not be used without written permission.

Comments on this portfolio:

Brendan Mudd , November 13, 2003; 03:57 P.M.

Fantastic folder,very inspirational! great work Sam!

Jeff Real , January 01, 2005; 07:09 P.M.

Beautiful portfolio. Much to appreciate and to inspire as well.

Dee Knipp , January 04, 2005; 12:25 P.M.


Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures. I find it hard to give myself permission to converge the traditional and the digital freely and let my imagination roll away. To me, your pictures get me further. Look forward to more.

Ransford Pyle , January 04, 2006; 10:32 P.M.

Wonderful portfolio, eclectic, wide-ranging in every respect. Often masterful use of PhotoShop and perhaps other digital manipulations. Pulling up several images, I am surprised you have not received more response and also surprised at many negative comments. Oh, well, that is the price of originality.

J Perez , February 14, 2006; 09:54 P.M.

Nice portfolio.

Len Tremblay , January 31, 2007; 11:46 P.M.

Beautiful Portfolio. Regards/Len

Derek Moore , March 22, 2007; 09:43 A.M.

Hi Sam

Love your work, excellent portfolio.

Gordon Holman , May 08, 2007; 08:11 P.M.

Hello Sam

I can't remember the last time I have clicked on more than a dozen photo's in one portfolio / Well done love your work and will be back Gordon.

Fred Mueller , December 06, 2007; 01:48 A.M.

Boffo man!

LOVE your abstracts........ and admire that you can show up and almost journalistically cover a subject....ie sacremanto oaks and flea market....a lot of us might get a shot or two but you run the table......amazing

carry on

Fred Mueller

Shawn Shawhan , December 06, 2007; 08:31 P.M.


I finally got around to looking closely at your portfolio and I am very impressed with the artistic quality of the framing of your landscape images. You are truly a master of landscapes and I need to even spend more time looking at those images to help me learn more in that arena. You have a great portfolio and now I know why I know why I was attracted to your works when I first saw some of them.

cynthia lively , December 08, 2007; 01:40 A.M.


(sam norris, sam norris.. the name sounds so familiar.. besides in "no words"..)

ah well, anyways.. hello! :D

enjoyed viewing your portfolio -a well trained eye with a few tricks up the sleeve ;) nicely done!

oh & yeah, that ranching & retirement can be sooo stressful, whew.. lol

see ya around sam :0)

ELLIOT DEMBNER , December 09, 2007; 09:02 P.M.


thanks sam for sharing your photos with me. man, they are great. artistic and multifaceted. elliot dembner

Mariellen Romer , December 22, 2007; 11:06 A.M.

Great portfolio

Beautiful work. Really enjoyed looking through your pictures. Thanks for sharing.

JDM von Weinberg , January 04, 2008; 01:07 A.M.

Incredible diversity combined with great talent. Congratulations.

Geertje Pors , February 09, 2008; 12:51 P.M.

Your no words post on "next big thing" made me laugh! So I checked your portfolio.. AMAZING!!! Enjoyed every minute of the time I spent there! Sooo much to learn for me still..Can only hope that one day.. one pic can match one of yours. Thank you very much for sharing and keep posting on no words :)! take care Sam, REAL good care. Geertje

Gerry Siegel (Honolulu) , February 18, 2008; 10:31 P.M.

Such diversity of interest. Just about every selection one worth attention. I look with admiration on your body of work, Sam. You choose your subjects carefully and your composition is first rate. What else can one say. Retirement has not slowed the creative fires and that is good to know.

Mike Normandeau , February 26, 2008; 04:35 P.M.

Hi Sam - thanks for your comments on my picture.

I really like your "dark waterscape" picture - looks like a scene from Lord of the Rings!


RL Potts , March 03, 2008; 12:21 A.M.


Thanks for leading me here. It seems like most of your thumbnails have a hidden surprise. This was delightful. I really envy your chops.

Elwood Orsippus , April 12, 2008; 12:41 A.M.

way cool

Hey Sam - a very nice collection! You show a wide ranging talent for a broad array of subject matter - very tastefully and artistically done.


Carolyn D ( Santa Fe) , April 20, 2008; 09:36 A.M.

You Sam are pure inspiration..OUTSTANDING!!

Michael DeCorso , May 27, 2008; 03:35 P.M.

Great work, so many original compositions. Mike

Stephanie Luke , July 03, 2008; 06:51 A.M.

You posted a shot of a bench and shadow of a light pole in No Words recently, shot in Chico, CA. Which blew me away because I live (once I get home from NYC in a couple weeks) in Cottonwood, 45 minutes away. Do you live in that area?? That would be a really small world.

Bill Tate , July 24, 2008; 10:51 P.M.

I looked over your portfolio a while back, but have been away now for a year or so. What a wonderful bunch of outstanding photographs and photo art you have. It is an inspiration to me. I have to get back to work.

JDM von Weinberg , October 11, 2008; 07:19 P.M.

I'm back

Came to visit again after a while - The art background really shows up. Just as positively impressed as I was before.

Lacey Hughes , October 27, 2008; 06:08 P.M.

I really enjoyed viewing your portfolio. You've capture some really great personality in your animal photos!! Looking forward to more... :)

Ioan Alexandru Chiru , November 22, 2008; 08:23 A.M.

Hi !

You have a diversified portfolio with nice shots and great colours, congratulations ! Alex.

Phil Falson , January 01, 2009; 06:20 P.M.

Hello Sam, I enjoyed browsing your portofolio, very nice work

Josemi Gondra , January 23, 2009; 10:11 A.M.

Variety and style

Your portfolio is full of variety and your personal touch is interesting in very different things like abstract, landscape, stree people, portraits, animals and pets and so on. Hope you could continue sharing your long experience with us and maintaining the strength and power of that young boy in monochrome in your portfolio. Regards from basque country, north of Spain. Josemi Gondra.

Bogdan Nicolescu , February 07, 2009; 07:37 P.M.


I appreciate your attention to my humble pics, thanks for stopping by. I take this opportunity to say how much I admire your photos on No Words forum, it's always a pleasure to see your posts... Warm Regards, Bogdan

Roxana Chiru , March 17, 2009; 07:48 A.M.

You have a monumental portfolio with excellent shots and great colors, congratulations ! Roxana.

Charles Miller , October 03, 2009; 09:53 A.M.

Interesting and varied portfolio. Many very nice shots. I like the original abalone as much as the inverted. Where did you take the desert and southwest shots. I am visiting that region next month. Good work. - Charles

Pnina Evental , October 24, 2009; 03:08 P.M.


I have traveled in your files today, and I think that your artistic eye and diversity of subject is amazing. There are so many that I like and it is hard to choose, so I comment on your entire work , which I like very much! I will return to enjoy your skills.

Diane Hooper , December 30, 2009; 07:02 P.M.

Wow, Sam! I found you through your post to the Pastels No Words forum and your portfolio is unbelievable. I can't wait to spend more time here.

Thanks for posting these wonderful pictures.


JDM von Weinberg , May 13, 2010; 11:40 A.M.


Josh has passed a notice of Sam's passing (link).

Add a comment