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      Spending the better part of his life in Brooklyn New York, Nabil West has also lived in numerous places around the country, involved in multiple forms of art as a prominent figure cultivating scenes and various sounds.  In the summer of 2009, he had a life changing experience when an accident placed him in intensive care at Bellevue Hospital for 11 days.  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 could be short.  Life is best spent appreciating its beauty; hidden and apparent.   Nabil not only appreciates this beauty, but attempts to capture it in his photography. 


    He now lives a private life with minimal presence on social media.  This is 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 the 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. 



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; with an unexplained connection listening to and understanding something that speaks in silence.  I view my pictures as events, where as 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 and solipsist perspective.  If not smelling the roses, let us watch them grow.    -Nabil West

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