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Images of the Week: Nichols’ Fort Myers Flashbacks

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Since the beginning, photorgrapher Jay Nichols has been capturing Fort Myers Offshore club members in action during official and unofficial happenings (click image to enlarge). All photos courtesy/copyright Jay Nichols/Naples Image.

Since Fort Myers Offshore came into existence—the nonprofit, college scholarship-fundraising powerboat club was incorporated in 2008 but informally began a few years before that—photographer Jay Nichols has been capturing its events. In the process, Nichols has published thousands of unforgettable images from FMO happenings. From catamarans and V-bottoms in flight to club members in full-party mode, his photos have chronicled the history of the one-of-a-kind organization that brings together Midwestern, Northeastern, Canadian and even a few Floridian members who share a common interest and use it to promote a common cause.

But Nichols also has logged serious hours capturing FMO members hard at play outside of club events.

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Water, water, everywhere—and the members of Fort Myers Offshore just can’t get enough of it. (Click image to enlarge).

“I’ve recently been going back through my archives because I know there are so many good shots that have not been shared,” Nichols wrote in a recent post on the Fort Myers Offshore Facebook page. “The reasons are many—either I missed it or just didn’t have time before the next event rolled around, or mostly because I didn’t ‘see’ it. I am finding that I look at images so much differently these days.

“These are from March 2010, not an FMO event but the boats are full of FMO peeps,” he added. “A lot of ‘water under the boat,’ six years and more than a quarter-million frames later.”

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