Badminton Horse Trials

This is an important picture in my career. It is one of my first horse event images and was taken at the world famous Badminton Horse Trials. It was picked up by the nationals but there was a very similar image taken in colour. The Today newspaper which is no longer, used the colour image all over one page and I remember being very disappointed that my image wasn’t used just because it was in black and white. You win some you loose some!

(PIC PAUL NICHOLLS)

February 10th, 2015|Blog, Sport|

Snooker

Snooker legend Steve Davis playing in the Kay Suzanne Memorial Trophy Competition at the South West Snooker Academy in Quedgeley.
(PIC PAUL NICHOLLS) 8 OCTOBER 2011

The academy attracted all the top players including Ronnie O’Sullivan, Jimmy White, and many former world champions, so snooker photography became a normality when the centre was open. Sadly it is now no long hosting top tournaments.

February 10th, 2015|Blog, Sport|

Jack Russell

Gloucestershire County Cricket Club player Jack Russell in action against Northants.

(PIC PAUL NICHOLLS)      4   JUNE

I have photographed England and Gloucestershire Cricket Legend Jack Russell many times over the years and we have become friends. I have photographed him playing for Gloucestershire, opening events and painting. He has provided me with a reference, ‘Paul Nicholls, great to work with, top photographer, gets the job done with little fuss’. Jack Russell. 1st February 2006

February 10th, 2015|Blog, Sport|

Olympic Flame in Gloucestershire

Olympics torchbearer Jennie Batten hands over to Yasmin Boff in Gloucester.
(PIC PAUL NICHOLLS) 24 MAY 2012

Simple picture this but it sums up the spirit the Olympic flame brought to Gloucestershire. I was on the back of the official media bus for both Cheltenham and Gloucester and photographed many torch bearers. I also photographed Lord Coe meeting students at schools before its arrival.

February 10th, 2015|Blog, Sport|

Sir Steve Redgrave

Sir Steve Redgrave whilst opening the new sports facilities at the official opening of the new All Saints’ Academy in Cheltenham.
(PIC PAUL NICHOLLS)   1 NOVEMBER 2011

Steve Redgrave is a living legend and a nice bloke. I have photographed him on many occasions be it at the Cheltenham Literature Festival or opening sporting events. I’ve photographed him rowing, playing table tennis, kicking footballs, but this simple portrait is my favourite image of him.

February 10th, 2015|Blog, Sport|

Football

Forest Green Rovers versus Gateshead FC. Forest Green Rovers player Matty Taylor.
(PIC PAUL NICHOLLS)  16 FEBRUARY 2013

I have photographed football all of my career be it Cheltenham Town in the league, Forest Green Rovers or local league football. I have even accompanied Forest Green Rovers to Wembley.

February 10th, 2015|Blog, Sport|