Jim Nickelson is a photographer whose work is driven by an interest in science and nature. Science is thus the underpinning of all of his photography, whether it be work based on the concept of the passage of time, work motivated by natural rhythms and cycles and patterns, work exploring the mysteries of nature, or work simply inspired by the wonder of the natural world.
Jim works full time as a fine art photographer and custom digital printer (as Nickelson Editions), and teaches workshops on photography and digital printing, both privately and through Maine Media Workshops. Before committing himself to the photographic life, he pursued the classic artistic career path of NASA engineer and corporate lawyer. Jim makes his home in Camden, Maine with his amazing wife and daughter.
Jim has received numerous awards and exhibited widely, including in museums or galleries such as the Photo Resource Center at Boston University (Boston, MA), Boston Athenaeum, 555 Gallery (Boston, MA) Danforth Museum of Art (Framingham, MA), CMCA (Rockland, ME), University of Maine Museum of Art (Bangor, ME), Bates College Museum of Art (Lewiston, ME), Three Columns Gallery at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), University of Wyoming Art Museum (Laramie, WY), Davis Orton Gallery (Hudson, NY), Center for Photographic Art (Carmel, CA), Preston Contemporary Art Center (Mesilla, NM), Spiva Center for the Arts (Joplin, MO), Ten High Street Gallery (Camden, ME), Kingman Gallery (Deer Isle, ME), Gallery Photographica (San Francisco, CA), and Silvermine Guild Galleries (New Canaan, CT).
In 2017 Rocky Nook published Jim’s Fine Art Inkjet Printing.
Jim’s work resides in corporate, public and private collections across the United States and Canada.