Lauren Orchowski began making images on film at the age of 7 with an Instamatic camera and an idea to make a visual record of industry while traveling along the Hudson River, in upstate New York on a small boat. Shortly thereafter, she documented the grounds of the Kennedy Space Center after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. These early methods of observation and image capture were accompanied by watching the Charles and Ray Eames short film "Powers of Ten" over and over on local access TV (since her childhood home was adjacent to an IBM manufacturing plant and they had sponsored the production of the film.) 
She continues to produce sculpture, works on paper, and large-format based photography that proliferate in a cyclical archived universe between the subjects of infinity, science, and local leitmotivs with the omnipresent future shaping her practice. 
Working in a darkroom since the age of 15, her studio process is deeply rooted in chemistry and a methodical patience mixed with serendipitous chance and ultimately invites the viewer to experience the materiality of photography. She approaches the privilege of seeing with an unwavering respect for how we experience and perceive the spectral shifts of light and darkness and their impact on the human condition. 
 

 
Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally, in galleries and museums as well as on the International Space Station. Most recently her project "The Observable Universe, Near and Far" received an Honorable Mention from the 2019 HARIBAN AWARD, was shortlisted for the FOTOFILMIC MESH PRIZE by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art curator Rebecca Morse and included in the inaugural RUST BELT BIENNIAL. Her long-term documentary project Rocket Science” was selected as the Second Runner Up in the Portfolio Category of 2010 International Photo Book Now Competition. Her work is represented in several collections including The Bienecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, The Rutgers Archives for Printmaking, The George Eastman House, The International Center of Photography Library, and has been reviewed and featured in publications such as The New York Times, Scientific American, Gizmodo- France, United States, and Australia, photoworks UK, LENSCRATCH, and Art.Critical. 
She studied art at Hunter College, City University of New York and the Universität der Künste in Berlin, Germany earning her MFA in photography after completing her BFA in photography from Arizona State University. She now lives and works in New York City.