Nick Mott

Studio Teacher
Writer, Photographer, Wanderer

This week’s #FacultyFriday feature is one of our studio teachers! Nick Mott is a teacher of many talents. He teaches photography, digital art, and journalism. He is also the faculty advisor for Field News; the student news organization at Field. Nick grew up in Massachusetts and graduated from Harvard University. If you speak with any of his students, you’ll know he is a big inspiration to them. Click the link in our bio to find out Nick’s greatest inspiration. 

Where did you grow up?
South Shore in Massachusetts

What is your alma mater?
Harvard University 

What is your favorite book or podcast?
Against the Day, Thomas Pynchon

What is something that people at The Field School might not know about you?
I have hiked to Mount Everest, does that count?

What hobbies do you have outside of The Field School?
Hiking, traveling, writing poetry, painting miniatures, playing D&D.

What was the first concert you ever attended?
PJ Harvey

Who inspires you and why?
My wife, Risa – she is so smart and capable and compassionate. She inspires me to be a better teacher and a better person.

If you could share one piece of advice with your younger self, what would it be?
Take a minute to breathe every once in a while. It's all going to be OK, even when it's not. Try not to panic quite so much. Write in your journal more. Drive slow. Look around. You're in no big rush.

What do you love most about working at The Field School?
Seeing students take ideas and run with them in wild and wonderful directions. Every day at Field is surprising and inspiring.