Snapshot: John Nichols

John Nichols Picture

Every week in 2010 we will shine the light on a Moleskine user across the globe, this week's snapshot is on John Nichols. If you want to be featured in upcoming weeks, please email us!

Name: John Nichols

Age: 29

Current City: London, UK

Job: Currently unemployed with a background in business to business relationship management and sales.

Website: (blog) (photography site)

Social Network: Facebook


1. What is your current Moleskine notebook? 

My current is my very first. It is a Moleskine Sketch Book.

2. How do you use your notebook? 

I have been inspired to enter the world of Moleskine life by my Very Cool Uncle, Tim Baynes. I visited his first solo exhibition in London during November of last year. He had several of his Moleskine sketch book’s on display. They illustrated his journey’s around the world on business or pleasure and I couldn’t believe how much he sees and how much of a talent he has for making the most mundane of situations look so interesting. In short, I wanted some of that! Although I am not anywhere close when it comes to the artistic talent of my Uncle Tim, I hope to find my own way of expressing what I see, do or hear, that I think will interest anybody as well as me. I try to be creative in everything that I do and  sometimes can’t help be, when perhaps I shouldn’t. As a result I always have so many ideas swirling around my head, I needed somewhere to  note them down to restore the peace. So here I am and I am genuinly excited!

3. What's the next place you plan to take your notebook to?

I will try to take it everywhere, but I next plan to take my book sailing. My in-laws have bought a motor cruiser that they have spent the winter cleaning and sprucing up. I want to take it on our first proper trip to record the journey and to note any inspiration I may have along the way. The East Coast of England has plenty of interesting places and odd people to keep my sketch book and I entertained.

4. What do you want to tell the world?

How many things that you come into contact with on a daily basis that I totally over look or take for granted. I am as guilty as anyone of this and I want to change. Hopefully by recording some of these things, when looking back on them I will appreciate them more.

5. Where will you and your notebook be in 5 years?

In five years I hope to have slowly grown a modest collection of books so that I will have something to pass on to those who survive me. What can’t speak can’t lie.