Profile Photo


  • Profile picture of Nigel


    1 year ago

    I don’t know what its been like elsewhere but the wet weather has meant fewer fungi to spot and yet some manage to cling on.

    Profile PhotoProfile PhotoProfile Photo liked this
    • I like this image Nigel. Fungi are great subjects, from the Gross all the way through into Fairyland!

    • I found some lovely shaggy ink caps yesterday at NT Stowe in Buckinghamshire

      • Allo know as Lawyer’s Wig. They make good eating as well, whilst gills are still white, Chris.

        • Ooh interesting, didn’t know that (but then what I know about mushrooms wouldn’t even cover a postage stamp). Don’t think the National Trust would have approved of me picking them. And anyway, they looked so pretty, I’d rather leave them for other people to spot

About Me

Nigel West

I live in South Devon, next to the sea and within easy reach of Dartmoor. I am a lazy photographer preferring my bed to capturing sunrises. I aspire to Contemporary Photography but am still not quite sure what it is. I am technically proficient and aesthetically challenged. My artistic taste is predominently abstract. I like people and enjoy being involved in my local camera club.

Before, I was many things. I lived in Africa for a while as a volunteer then working in International Schools. I was a teacher (I seem to remember being qualified to teach science but I never really did that) – I specialised in children from 4 years old to 45 – not much difference in the two.

For a couple of years I taught A Level Photography in an Upper School to students whose talents so exceeded mine it was embarrassing! Mostly I taught maths but also English, French, History, Geography- actually, I hoped to teach people how to learn so that they didn’t need me! I worked with children with learning and behavioural difficulties- then their teachers- then their parents-then everyone else. I learnt a lot.

Now, I photograph what I want, most of it when travelling.