David Work Mushroom Photography
David Work Mushroom Photography
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Welcome! You have found David Work Mushroom Photography, your source for downloadable, printed or liscensed mushroom images as well as a place to just come and browse around and celebrate the beauty of fungi!

If you are looking for a particular Genus, Species, Common Name, Attribute (color, scaly, slimy, edible, poisonous, deadly, medicinal, etc) just enter a keyword below and the website will search my galleries for photos with that keyword.

If you are interested in individually or commercially licensing an image, you can do so through the shopping cart, or,if you wish to contact me directly regarding the images on this site, for photography, species-gathering, foraging or culinary services, please email me at chefdavidwork@gmail.com and I will respond promptly.

Featured Galleries

Mushroom Photos

There is beauty in the fungus amongus. Come see!

Updated: Sep 11, 2012 4:35am PST

Gallery Categories


10 galleries with 66 photos

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2 galleries with 33 photos

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1 gallery with 42 photos

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9 galleries with 673 photos

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1 gallery with 1 photo

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4 galleries with 36 photos

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1 gallery with 22 photos

Updated: Mar 02, 2009 5:25pm PST

Your Bio

David Work grew up in the apple orchards of Harvard, Massachusetts and the woods of Vermont, mainly, with some time in The San Francisco Bay Area, Ohio, Virginia and Europe. He received a BA Music Composition from Oberlin College and also carries a degree in Culinary Arts from New England Culinary Institute in Vermont. He currently resides in the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York, where he works as a chef, forager and freelance photographer. He is former president of the Mid Hudson Mycological Association.

David says, "I spend as much time in the woods as my work, health and schedule allows. Throughout my life I have always absorbed spiritual energy from water, trees and the beauty of organic shapes. In the last 12 years I've developed a fascination with mycology (study of mushrooms) stemming from my lifelong activities in foraging wild edibles. Mushrooms, I find, make wonderful subjects for photographs. Not only do they stay still, but they also come in an enormous variety of sizes shapes and colors and some of them taste really really good. At times they appear extraterrestrial...

My intense interest in mushrooms brought me quickly into the world of macro photography. Frequently the camera actually allows me to see details which i normally wouldn't be able to see with the naked eye. The majority of the photographs of fungi in this gallery were taken with a Sony Cybershot camera with Zeiss lens.

Enjoy the photos. I welcome your input. Leave me your comments in the individual galleries or email me at chefdavidwork@gmail.com

Legal Stuff:

All of the images on this website are the property of David Work and may be used only with my permission.

Please also note that the images of fungi and the associated captions are not intended as identification sources. I identify my source material to the best of my ability which may or may not be accurate. Be sure that you have 100% accuracy in identification before ingesting wild mushrooms.

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Please note that the images of fungi in this website are not intended for identification purposes. I have identified the fungi portrayed to the best of my current ability, which may or may not be entirely accurate. If you intend to eat wild mushrooms you should obtain a 100% positive identification before doing so, which usually cannot be made solely from a photo.

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