Nick Shutt – Parish Priest & Photographer

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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. I am currently Rector of the West Dartmoor Benefice in West Devon. I have a 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).

Work

My primary work is that of a Parish 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 and I am happy to discuss your individual requirements and accept commissions. I strive to provide a personal and professional service.

For further details contact me on 07739988975 or e-mail me: nick@nickshutt.co.uk.