November 23, 2020

Try and Keep Up!

Creativity Taken Seriously!

About JT

Brandi and JT Norton


I’m a photographer, writer, videographer, media support specialist, public relations, and artist. I do not restrict who I work with and look at things without blinders on to give 100% every time. Helping others using my artistic abilities and 20 years of customer service experience. My pages are filtered so as not to reflect poorly on my partnerships.

I bring all necessary equipment, and do not disclose what I have or use to the public. I only discuss this with my partnerships. I come with ANYTHING we need to get the coverage we are after.

I use Adobe editing/processing software (I have access to all software packages) and Apple technology. I have one Windows system but is used more for quick edits, content verification once posted, and multi camera live feeds. We have our own hotspot, so we do not have to depend on the events for access, that can support 15 devices. I’m available to my partnerships 24/7, and they can call me directly if needed at any time. I do have a privacy policy if you have an interest in that stuff. (top right)

Here are some quick facts for you.

• I’m an old guy, but a few of the younger folk can’t keep up.

• I do not disclose partnership details or information even after we end our agreement.

• I’m not a reporter, so any information made public, the partnerships must approve it. If I am supporting a news outlet certain stories and events must be published for news purposes. My core principal of confidentiality will ALWAYS remain in place.

• I provide support as the entity requesting the support. It is your audience and they should come to you, not go though me to get to you. I will push and support you but want the content to start at your outlet. This is about you not me.

• Father of three boys {not boys anymore}

• Native State: Florida (Polk county)

• From the age of 13 to 29, I was a prep man and automotive painter.

• What is said between us stays between us. (Relationships means more to me than likes and shares)

• Associate Degree Commercial Art (yeah, back when it was still called that)

• 18 years of technical field and call center experience, both leadership and non-leadership roles

• 2011 CSX Photographer of the Year

• Five excellence awards as a call center supervisor in the telecommunications industry

• Traveled 21,986+miles (business miles only) in 2019 for 27 events.

• Employee of the quarter as a field technician, audit supervisor and a field contractor.

• Have supported teams, publications, and media outlets in 23 different states 2019.

• I have lost two cameras both while kayaking, one via an alligator and one because of a pair of dolphins decided to use me as a play toy.

• Bitten by three snakes, brown recluse, and once was stung by 14 hornets on the St Johns River. (2008) just to name a couple.

• Chase by a Cow, attacked by a duck, and ran over by a wild boar.

• Coldest temp worked -11 / Hottest temp worked 157 (with track temp)

• Married: once and we are now friends. {calm down, she is remarried to a great guy)

• Spent three days in Zion National Forest and Three days in Grand Canyon (South Rim)

• I have kayak most bodies of water in Florida. Lake Apopka twice, Wekiva river three times, and Little Econ twice,

• I have Kayaked in several other locations in other states Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Indiana, Tennessee, Georgia, and Kentucky

• Class sponsor for Ultra Street Class 2016 / 2017

• Supported BIV and XDA racers with cash bonuses for the number one qualifier and perfect reaction time achievements.

• Published in Finland’s Bomber Magazine (motorcycle)

• I do not favor one camera brand over another and use all three regularly, but my primary is the full frame mirrorless Sony. My favorite is my D850.

• The first drawing my mom recalls me doing was an airplane at the age of about two.

• JTNorton.com is a registered business with the IRS

• JT has gone down the dragstrip several times under the mentorship of Pablo Gonzales

Me and my teacher (my best time 11.28 128mph 1/4 mile) I don’t race a lot still new.

CONTACT ME AT : JAKED35MM@HOTMAIL.COM


2021 partnerships: Schnitz Racing / APE Race Parts / JT’s Auto & Cycle-AMRA, / Vantine Nitro-Sports / LSR Nitro-Harley-ManCup / Dragbike.com, and WhatAGraphic. 1 silent partnership renewed for 2021 & 2022 – Please visit my Partnership page at top of the page.


2020 partnerships: APE Race Parts / AFM Racing, / JT’s Auto & Cycle, Schnitz Racing, Vantine Nitro-Sports, Fast Andie Rawlings, LSR Nitro-Harley, Dragbike.com, Balch Racing, and WhatAGraphic Please visit my Partnership page at top of the page. (two silent partnerships)


2019 partnerships: AFM Racing, APE Race Parts, Schnitz Racing, Tak Shigematsu Racing, Vantine Nitro-Sports, Fast Andie Rawlings, Balch Racing, and WhatAGraphic . (three silent partnerships)

Recap 2019 was a fantastic year, 27 events 21,500+ miles traveled supporting people, companies, and teams with their passions. Influencing tens of thousands in the real world face to face but also 9.4 million via our social media partnerships. I also got to see incredible places like the Grand Canyon south rim and Zion National Forest in our travels because I fill in my down with something. After all, it creates content for us.

9.4 this number is much higher than I thought, but one of my silent partnerships has the ability and resources to this kind of data that I can not see. The entire JT/T&KU! Program as of 3-25-2020 reached 27.9 million across all our platforms in 2019.

My 18 years of cable and satellite-based customer service experience, which includes corporate management roles, has given me the communication skills to interact with people in the real world. This experience has taught me how to deal with people in ways most people do not get exposed to. I have over ten years in the motorsports and event media support services and have built a positive reputation for myself and my partnerships. Relationships are critical, and I work hard to honor them.

JTNorton.com Creative media support services, based in Orlando, Florida, but covering events across the United States ranging from media event support, teams, real estate photography, publications, wildlife photography, non-photographic, team support, and artistic services.

JT 2019 Grand Canyon

Influences on JT Norton

Arno I miss you buddy.

There are people that have been in our lives that affect us but then there are those that influence and shape us for a lifetime.

For me one of them was Arno, We would spend countless summers hanging out running and playing role playing games, working the local yearly haunted houses or just chilling out drawing or going through his endless collection of comic books. We met and he taught me how to run D&D games (game master GM) which lead to countless other great games, stories, memories and fun times with friends for many summers to follow. Sometimes this included staying up around the clock.

Arno was the reason I met my former wife and now have three wonderful boys. When I left home to be my own the first place I had was a room rented from his mom. Before Arno I hung out with some not to nice people and we were doing some things we should not have been doing. This life changing meeting and growing up with Arno took me to a better place and I’m a better man because of him.

Thank you friend you will be missed BUT NEVER forgotten because you’re a part of me!


Robert Parker: the guy who let me tag along many years ago and exposed me to the larger world of drag racing. (shown with Kenan Dorsey)

Robert Parker & Kenan Dorsey
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