Loren Nelson

In 1972, Loren picked up a Deardorff 4X5 view camera, and began to organize the world on a four-by-five inch piece of frosted glass. Using a view camera and film encourages a meditative approach, allowing his subjects to invite him to photograph them. Loren develops the negatives, and produces selenium-toned silver gelatin prints in a traditional darkroom. Portfolios include landscapes, seascapes, botanicals, and “Under Wraps”, a series on plastic-wrapped buildings.

"No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer It has chosen." ~Minor White

Loren’s photographs are in numerous public and private collections, including the Portland Art Museum; The Visual Chronicles of Portland and Beaverton, Oregon; the City of Portland Portable Works Collection; Oregon State University Art About Agriculture collection; and The Allison Inn, Newberg, Oregon. He is represented by Wall Space Gallery in Santa Barbara, CA and Seattle, WA, the Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery, and The Gallery at Ten Oaks in McMinnville, Oregon. He has served on the board of the Portland Photographers’ Forum, and has been published in LensWork, B&W Magazine, Shots, and View Camera Magazine.

Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1952, he lives in Tigard, Oregon.

39 Pieces Available

Image Title Media Dimensions Price
"The Cathedral"; Central Oregon I Photograph - Unframed Gelatin Silver Print 8 x 10 $200
200 Water St SE, Salem, Oregon (Edition 4/35) Photograph - Gelatin Silver Print 11 x 14 $500
Allium (Edition 3/20) Photograph - Gelatin Silver Print 20 x 16 $700
Anvil & Hammer; Walters Blacksmith Shop (Edition 2/20) Photograph - Gelatin Silver Print 11 x 14 $500
Calla Leaves II (Edition 2/20) Photograph - Gelatin Silver Print 11 x 14 $500
Camellia Photograph - Unframed Gelatin Silver Print 10 x 8 $150
Canna Leaves Photograph - Unframed Gelatin Silver Print 8 x 10 $200
Canna Leaves Photograph - Unframed Gelatin Silver Print 8 x 10 $175
Canna Leaves (Edition 3/35) Photograph - Gelatin Silver Print 11 x 14 $500
Dahlia, "Mr. Larry" Photograph - Unframed Gelatin Silver Print 10 x 8 $150
Dahlia, "Mr. Larry" Photograph - Unframed Gelatin Silver Print 10 x 8 $200
Haystack Rock & Cape Kiwanda, Oregon (Edition 1/20) Photograph - Gelatin Silver Print 11 x 14 $500
Hellebore Photograph - Unframed Gelatin Silver Print 8 x 10 $175
Ice; Columbia Gorge, Oregon Photograph - Unframed Gelatin Silver Print 10 x 8 $175
Iris, Study #1 Photograph - Unframed Gelatin Silver Print 10 x 8 $150
Irrigation Canal; Roy, Oregon Photograph - Unframed Gelatin Silver Print 8 x 10 $175
Last Light; Cape Meares, Oregon Photograph - Unframed Gelatin Silver Print 8 x 10 $175
Macleay Park; Portland, Oregon Photograph - Unframed Gelatin Silver Print 10 x 8 $150
May Lilies and Fern Photograph - Unframed Gelatin Silver Print 8 x 10 $175
May Lilies and Fern (Edition 1/20) Photograph - Gelatin Silver Print 11 x 14 $500
Minus Tide; Hug Point, Oregon Photograph - Unframed Gelatin Silver Print 8 x 10 $175
Neon Iris Leaves (Edition 7/35) Photograph - Gelatin Silver Print 14 x 11 $500
Oil Cans; Walters Blacksmith Shop (Edition 1/20) Photograph - Gelatin Silver Print 14 x 11 $500
Oregon Iris Photograph - Unframed Gelatin Silver Print 10 x 8 $175
Peeling Paint, Meeker Seed & Grain; Amity, Oregon Photograph - Unframed Gelatin Silver Print 10 x 8 $175
Pink Parrot Tulip Photograph - Unframed Gelatin Silver Print 8 x 10 $200
Red Dahlia Photograph - Unframed Gelatin Silver Print 10 x 8 $175
Red Dahlia (Edition 3/35) Photograph - Gelatin Silver Print 14 x 11 $500
Rock Reflection; Hug Point, Oregon Photograph - Unframed Gelatin Silver Print 8 x 10 $200
Rocks; Shore Acres, Oregon #1 (Edition 1/35) Photograph - Gelatin Silver Print 11 x 14 $500
Rose "Cherry Parfait" (Edition 1/20) Photograph - Gelatin Silver Print 11 x 14 $500
Roses (Edition 1/20) Photograph - Unframed Gelatin Silver Print 11 x 14 $450
Snow Day Photograph - Unframed Gelatin Silver Print 8 x 10 $200
Snow Drift (Edition 1/20) Photograph - Gelatin Silver Print 11 x 14 $500
White Iris I Photograph - Unframed Gelatin Silver Print 10 x 8 $175
White Iris I (Edition 4/20) Photograph - Gelatin Silver Print 20 x 16 $700
White Iris II (Edition 2/20) Photograph - Gelatin Silver Print 11 x 14 $500
White Rock; Hug Point, Oregon Photograph - Unframed Gelatin Silver Print 8 x 10 $200
Yellow Tulip (Open Edition) Photograph - Gelatin Silver Print 10 x 8 $300