Nick Shutt – Priest & Photographer


History & Background

My life is a rich tapestry of interwoven strands that make me who I am today. Brought up in the Home Counties having left my native Wales at the age of 8 in 1966 I was educated at Hampton School, undertook a degree in Law at Queen Mary College, London University, qualified as a Solicitor and then pursued a career in the law for 25 years in the South West of England. In addition, I was ordained as a priest in the Church of England in 1994 and further qualified with an MA in Ecclesiastical Law from the University of Wales Cardiff. Between 2008-2019 I was Rector of the West Dartmoor Benefice in West Devon and I am currently the Archdeacon of Plymouth. I have a BA degree in Photography from Plymouth College of Art (2011).

Inspirations, Ideas & Exhibitions

I enjoy living life to the full. Who I am and what I do in life is the inspiration for my work which is eclectic in output as I learn more and more. My faith is the primary and pre-eminent set of spectacles through which I view the world.

I have exhibited at Duchy Square Centre for Creativity, Princetown, Devon – Now & Again (2010); The Royal Western Academy of Art, Bristol – Open Photography 2 (2011),Photo España Descrubimientos 2011 where my work was chosen for portfolio review and Archisle The Jersey Contemporary Photography Programme in St Helier, Jersey (2011).


My primary work is that of a Priest. That takes precedence over everything else. In my “spare” time I enjoy many forms of work – from fine art, portrait work and commercial work.

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