"Sometimes my fellow photographers in Denmark tease me that I'm a sports photographer, even though everyone knows I'm not," says Danish photojournalist and Canon Ambassador Nikolai Linares.
Born in Elsinore in 1983, Nikolai shoots news events and portraits for national press outlets, alongside multi-award-winning personal projects focusing on sportspeople, from boxers and bullfighters to ice hockey players and ageing footballers. "I just love the stories within sports. There's always a climax, there's always sacrifice, there's so much drama. I used to look at sports categories of competitions and it was often just six images with no story. I thought, 'Where's the good sports reportage?' There's so much going on in sport. Why not show everything?"