About Machel…

Machel Spence

I started photographing mushrooms and other fungi in September of 2008, and completely fell in love with every aspect of them. I accompanied my daughter's class on a camping trip to Mount Rainier National Park and saw an incredible variety of fungi, learning how much they vary in size, shape and toxicity. I have documented over 600 species in Washington alone, and thousands remain to be found.

I live in Seattle Washington with my husband and daughter, and can frequently be seen photographing fungi in low-light environments with my lower torso sticking out of a thicket. My love for mushrooms and slime-mold is reflected in every photograph I take. I want people to feel they are getting a view of the forest floor as they have never seen it before, and to acquire a passion for the conservation of our wild forests and its fungi inhabitants.

Pushing Up Earth - By machel Spence


Pushing Up Earth
By Machel Spence

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Upcoming Events

1/1/2013 to 1/31/2013 - Photography Show @ Coffee To A Tea

Machel’s work will be hanging at Coffee To A Tea for the entire month of January. There will be an opening on January 10th from 6-9, come by and take a look at her most current nature prints! 4541 California Ave. SW

4/5/2013 - Fremont First Friday Art Walk & Reception

Machel will be having a photography opening on April 5, 2013 from 6-8 at Johnston Architecture @ 100 NE Northlake Way Second Floor, Wine and a special sweet will be provided. Come by, have a glass of wine and get in touch with your woodland side!