Despite being a direct descendant of Lady Godiva and being born in India, Rosamond Norbury’s roots are planted firmly in British Columbia. If you’re born in the Himalayas and schooled in Paris, France, how could you not grow up to be a photographer of cowboys and kink?
Rosamond Norbury has photographed Canadian legends, from k.d. lang to Jack Shadbolt, as well as a stadium’s worth of rodeo cowboys, Harley drivers, the stars of the hit TV series Kink, and drag queen legends of Vancouver.
Apart from being one of the hottest projects to come out of Vancouver, Norbury’s first book, Behind the Chutes: The Mystique of the Rodeo Cowboy, was nominated for the ALA/YALSA Best Books for Young Adults. She’s won the Canadian Country Music Award, Vancouver’s Vancouver first prize for colour photography, and had work in such reputable magazines as Saturday Night and MacLeans.
Rosamond Norbury shoots production stills for documentary and reality shows for many production companies such as the National Film Board of Canada and Paperny Films. She was associate producer of the Canadian feature Better than Chocolate.
A self-styled flâneur, Rosamond is at home with her feet in her boots and a camera in hand. She has documented life on the streets of Cuba, France, Portugal, India and her home-base of Vancouver.