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Nabil West has spent the better part of his life in Brooklyn, NY as well as several other cities, working in various art scenes. In 2009, he had a life changing accident that placed him in intensive care. After multiple surgeries and rehab, Nabil eventually had a near-full recovery. The accident had a profound impact on how he views the world and his time in it, providing a reminder that time can be short. Life is best spent appreciating it's beauty, apparent and hidden. Nabil not only appreciates this beauty, but attempts to capture and share it as a fine art photographer.

He now runs a fine art gallery (N.West Gallery) in New Canaan, CT, and lives a private life nearby. Nabil maintains an almost non existent presence on social media, primarily driven by a belief that relationships bear the most fruit through direct interaction. In addition, he has concerns for the current and future effects of social media, and it’s negative impact on our mental health and society as a whole. He is quick to embrace, with open arms, any good-hearted individual, friend or stranger, and similar to many other artists doesn't shy from sharing his thoughts, feelings, and perspectives with unfiltered candor. 

In 2023, Nabil was nominated by the IPA for Photographer of the Year, which brought him to Carnegie Hall to be recognized. In addition, he had the honor of receiving the prestigious International Photography Awards 2023 Event Photographer of the Year.


Artist Statement

The thought that someone else may be moved as I was, in the moment of capturing an image, is truly inspirational. There is a beauty in that it's shared and yet still private; an unexplained connection listening to and understanding something that speaks in silence. I view my pictures as events, and don't believe in removing objects or heavy editing, as I want the image to communicate the amazing beauty the natural world has already provided. I want the viewer to be a part of the moment as it has been seen. And though often the subject appears stationary, nothing truly stands still. Everything viewed is constantly moving, missed either by the scale of movement, or lack of our own patience or solipsist perspective. If not smelling the roses, let us watch them grow.  

 -Nabil West

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