John Nikolai

John Nikolai began his life journey in NYC, completed his degree in English literature at Princeton, and took on two professional journeys - one as an intern stock broker in Manhattan, followed by a lengthy stint as a manager for a corrections company that brought him to Nashville.  Once here, he discovered photography and apprenticed himself to Jim McGuire, whom he credits for offering aesthetic and technical guidance in his new field of choice.   He has been drawn to Ireland for personal reasons on more than one occasion and has used the images he discovered there to document his evolution as a young artist.