Photographer Will Nichols Draws Parallels Between "Palm Trees & Basketball" in New Collection

Sunset gradients and glass backboards.

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Photographer Will Nichols grew up in California enamored by the game of basketball, so much so that it inspired his transition into the world of fine art photography. For his latest collection, Will draws the parallels between palm trees and basketball ranging from the ideals of self-expression and ever-growing potential. Three artworks of classic Southern California aesthetics result with glass backboards and sunset gradients emanating from the original works.

In 2016, the Los Angeles Clippers commissioned Nichols to take court-side photos only furthering his connection to the game. It was a return to his roots and a call to continue to fuse his fine art endeavors with abstract hoops tie-ins. His journey of capturing both subjects went on for five years culminating in the launch of “Palm Trees & Basketball” this past Friday, July 10 as the inaugural collection of the conceptual series. “While Will’s various creative and professional endeavors have taken on multiple directions over the years, the symbolic intersection of palm trees and basketball has remained omnipresent, making for a conceptually fitting theme for his debut fine art photography print series,” a recent press statement reads.

A limited run of “Palm Trees & Basketball” prints are available from Will’s Never Mind the Mess website for $250 USD. Stay tuned for more from Nichols as he’s started to work with mixed media and painting furthering this very theme.

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