Lenses into Life

“Unless you photograph what you love, you are not going to make good art.” - Sally Mann

// @wimpyaf visits Portland

Galaxy Watch

“Love works miracles in stillness.” - Herbert Read // Aurora Borealis reflecting over Wynoochee Lake in the Olympic National Forest

Explore to Create

“One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.” - Simone de Beauvoir // Capturing stones telling secrets at golden hour in Hidden Valley at Joshua Tree National Park

“All of my creation is an effort to weave a web of connection with the world; I am always weaving it because it was once broken.” - Anaïs Nin  // morning dew drops on a spiders web on Samish Island 

“Three things in human life are important, the first is to be kind, the second is to be kind, and the third is to be kind.” - Henry James 

Portraits of me by Quynn & Kennedy

“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” - Khalil Gibran
OHSU-PSU School of Public Health

M.P.H. Public Health Practice
expected graduation 2021

University of California, Irvine
PM Certification, 2018
University of California, Irvine
M.Sc. Chemistry, 2013

University of Pittsburgh
B.S. Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics, 2009
University of Pittsburgh
B.A. Philosophy, 2009
Candid portraits and photojournalism are my greatest passions. When I connect with a subject, engaging a person, I learn a little more about what it is to be human and my perspective is changed not just physically in the moment but mentally for a lifetime.
With these experiences I grow not just as a photographer but as a person.

Photography is a challenge and a catharsis for me.
It is one method I use to practice my humanism.

I have done pro-bono work for non-profits including The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Women In Science PDX, Keep Oregon Well, Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, and others. My work has been used for national marketing campaigns, promotional flyers, newsletters and more.

If you are a non-profit looking for a photographer,
consider my services offered free of charge.

I am located in Chinook territory, also known as Portland, Oregon.

Email for inquiry: nejameson@gmail.com

studio artwork

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“Be happy, but never satisfied.” - Bruce Lee // Foliage, textures, and light in the Olympic National Forest.

“Self-knowledge is no guarantee of happiness, but it is on the side of happiness and can supply the courage to fight for it.” - Simone De Beauvoir // Hot tub, stars, and best friend. @wimpyaf 🌌✨💙
“Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.” - Dr. Mae Jemison // Columbia Park with @wimpyaf Portland, OR.
“When you breathe in, you bring all of yourself together, body and mind; you become one. Equipped with that energy of mindfulness and concentration you may take a step. And if you can take one mindful step you can take another and another.” - Thich Nhat Hanh // Golden hour in Hidden Valley at Joshua Tree National Park

Selected Works

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much and what is done in love is well done.” 

- Vincent Van Gogh

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Portland Community Walk 2016

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Washington DC Overnight Walk 2017

“Physics isn’t the most important thing. Love is.” - Dr. Richard P Feynman

High Rock Lookout
Mt Rainier National Park
Pining Hearts, Portland Oregon

Selected Works

“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence on the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot. Whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.” - Seneca

Joshau Tree National Park
California Christmas December 2017

Olympic National Park
Sol Duc Hotsprings 2019
Wynoochee Lake Olympic National Forest
Yurt Camping with Friends 2017

Olympic National Park
Sol Duc Hotsprings 2019

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Ashford, Washginton
“Love has no uttermost, as the stars have no number and the sea no rest.” - Eleanor Farjeon

Macro Photography

Selected Works

“Either life entails courage or it ceases to be life.” - E. M. Forster

Dew drops on leaves
Samish Island, Washington
“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” - A. A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

Raindrops on flowers
Japanese Gardens, Portland OR

Oregon 4-H Center
Salem, OR
“The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.” - Bruce Lee
Flower growing out of the rocks
French’s Dome, Oregon
“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” - Khalil Gibran

Had a beautiful time on the Olympic Peninsula exploring by myself and camping up at the Sol Duc Hotsprings.

Nora E Jameson Photography © Portland, Oregon