Location:Tigard, OR, United States
Gallery Representation:Wall Space Gallery, Santa Barbara CAPortland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery
Photo Associations & Memberships:Portland Photographers' Forum
In 1972, Loren Nelson picked up a Deardorff 4X5 view camera, and began to organize the world on a four by five inch piece of frosted glass. Nelson shoots film, and uses a traditional darkroom to produce selenium-toned silver gelatin prints, in limited editions. Portfolios include landscapes, seascapes, botanicals, and “Under Wraps”, a series on plastic-wrapped buildings.
Loren Nelson’s photographs are in numerous public and private collections, including the Portland Art Museum. He is represented by Wall Space Gallery in Santa Barbara, CA and Seattle, WA; and by the Portland Art Museum/Rental Sales Gallery in Portland, OR. Nelson recently served on the board of the Portland Photographers’ Forum, and has been published in View Camera, LensWork, B&W, and Shots Magazines.
Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1952, Loren Nelson lives
in Tigard, Oregon.
Light, wind, clouds, and glowing plastic billowing from scaffolding create moving, breathing temporary structures that seem to have life of their own.