Daniel Norris, intrepid young starting pitcher, is a man renowned for many things, including his majestic offseason beard and his Volkswagen van, “Shaggy.” He’s something of a young Thoreau when not in uniform, busily surfing and skateboarding his way around America.
What some might not know about Norris, aside from the van and the killer beard, is that he spends a lot of his downtime taking remarkable photos. His subjects can be anything from people he meets while driving across the country (using the hashtag #dncityseries):
Cleveland #dncityseries pic.twitter.com/eRZmC4923l— Daniel Norris (@DanielNorris18) September 12, 2015
Remember Mike from a couple posts ago? This is his girlfriend Tamra. When I asked to take their… https://t.co/7vRrBgTl3Q— Daniel Norris (@DanielNorris18) February 6, 2016
Everyone deserves a Merry Christmas. Scrolled through my archives & came across this. - Think… https://t.co/MS6fijJSvp— Daniel Norris (@DanielNorris18) December 26, 2015
To sights he sees when exploring cities on the road mid-season, like this photo he got in Seattle:
Sleepless in Seattle. pic.twitter.com/DzXikToYNC— Daniel Norris (@DanielNorris18) October 17, 2016
Or even incredibly compelling photos of his own teammates:
The photography work of #Tigers Daniel Norris. Seriously exceptional. pic.twitter.com/pRJiGbuGIb— Emily Waldon (@emilywaldon2080) October 18, 2016
He’s also something of an artist:
Go outside. pic.twitter.com/6AL8qXuDYl— Daniel Norris (@DanielNorris18) June 27, 2016
It’s worth it to go to Norris’ actual Instagram feed and read the stories behind the photos . He takes the time to really learn about each of his subjects, and you can see that warmth and compassion in the way he photographs them.
What an undeniable talent, above and beyond his pitching skills!