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LIFE AFTER LOCKDOWN – NICK ELLIOTT – ROCK ART PHOTOGRAPHER

NICK ELLIOTT – Nick Elliott is an English rock art photographer, best known for his black and white images of some of the world’s most well-known musicians.


http://www.nickelliott.photography/


“The pandemic has ground the U.K.’s multi million pound music businesses to a halt, causing catastrophic knock-on effects to everyone associated within it, not only affecting artists, but record labels, independent recording companies, freelancers, venues, festivals and agents. This could change the face of the music industry forever. 


I am particularly worried about the new aspiring musical acts who rely on live music festivals and touring to showcase their talents and get a footing on the music ladder. Many talented artists may go undiscovered; however, many creatives have found innovative ways to keep music live and keep fans listening. The rise of music streaming, virtual live shows, podcasts and Facebook streaming is encouraging. Where there is a will there is a way. 

These new methods of showcasing talents and maintaining a presence in the music business has been inspiring, and broadcast to a captive audience during lockdown, giving rise to a new fan base and maintaining the current one. If artists and their associated workers can survive this period of hardship, there is a potential for the music industry to begin to thrive again as fans flock back to the music scene. These challenging and difficult times won’t last forever. 

Stay in and stay safe. Keep discovering new avenues to showcase your talents via social media. Be kind to one another and let’s all meet up healthy and happy in the near future.”

During this extremely challenging time, Nick has been busy behind-the-scenes at Elliott studios, in readiness for lockdown to be eased. He and his team have been completing the upgrade of Elliott Studios and are cramming the online shop with never before seen images of music legends taken over his 30 year legacy, working independently and during his time as official photographer for planet Rock, as well as finalising his images for publication for his forthcoming books and fine art projects with Earl Slick and Ed Graham.

Planning for the release of his conceptual dark art projects, he is in negotiations across the UK, USA and Europe. These controversial projects allow him to step away from the rock art world to create disturbing pieces of fine art that are designed to shock and captivate its audience. Nick has been in negotiations with TV directors who are interested in producing a 1-hour Rockumentary about his life and rise to world-renowned rock art photographer. Filming starts on location in the next few weeks.

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I am a contemporary artist living and working in Southern California. I’m the creator of “American-Noir” – a modern twist on film noir interpretation. This blog will keep you posted on new work, upcoming projects and exhibition dates. I’ll also be sharing news and interviews of fellow artists, musicians, filmmakers and writers, and I welcome the interchange of thoughts and ideas; creativity is a circuit that connects us all.
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The Story So Far…

Aturn films, owned by Andy Turner approached Nick some time ago with a proposal that was just too good to pass up. Filming has now commenced on a no holds barred documentary about Nick‘s life, his grass root beginnings and his rise to renowned rock art photographer, taking his place amongst some of the most revered photographers the world has to offer.

“I met Nick some 10 years ago through printed media, we have stayed in touch on and off since then.”

Andy Turner (Aturn Films)

The candid documentary delves within the layers of Nick’s personality and allows viewers a sincere insight into what makes this artistic,tick both behind and in front of the lens.

“Knowing how passionate Nick was about his work I knew I needed to document his life to where he is now, warts and all, and show people how life within the art world is full of peaks and troughs”

Andy Turner (Aturn Films)

Nick talks openly about his career as a newspaper photographer, his first studio, how he took the advertising industry by storm, working within the rock art industry, his totally unique and captivating images depicting his beloved Norfolk and his slow descent into a hideously despondent private world, following several personal tragedies that have shaped his future art for good.

“ Nick made me aware of some new exciting projects he was working on that was somewhat different compare to his usual fine art rock photography“

Andy Turner (Aturn Films)

Nick chats transparently to Aturn Films and discusses life events that have brought him here today, events which have impacted on his perception of art, and his relentless passion to make a difference within the creative industry. He discusses his family, his colourful childhood tinted by his Eastend roots, his emotional frustrations within a failed marriage, and his desire to be secluded from the idiosyncrasies of modern day society.

“Nick is one of the coolest and nicest people I know, and following his story over the coming months will bring a rare insight into the mind of a creative at their best”

Andy Turner (Aturn Films)

Filming takes place over the next few months on locations throughout the UK. Once completed, audiences will be able to immerse themselves in this enthralling documentary via Netflix, Amazon prime, and terrestrial TV.

“I feel so pleased and excited about this Aturn film documentary. It’s straight out of the desk and totally unedited. I would very much like to thank Andy for the opportunity to tell my story and look forward to creating something fantastic during our joint collaboration as it progresses”

It’s Rock n’ Roll!

Nick Elliott Rock Art Photographer…

Fans for the Support…

elliottstudios and Nick Elliott are always indebted to the loyal and resounding fan base that appreciate and have purchased Nick’s fine art over the years.

Nick and the studio team would like to show their recognition and acknowledgement to all these wonderful people by inviting them to send their selfies to be included in a new fan base gallery on Nick Elliott’s official website.

nickelliott.info

If you would like to be included please send your selfies to benicebond@icloud.com with your name and where you reside.

Try and keep it clean guys!!

Nick Elliott Rock Art Photographer…

A Peachy Proposal…

A hot sunny day and a burger on the beach was a welcome prelude to the two heavyweights of the music and rock photography Industry, discussing an exciting new collaboration that will continue Nick Elliott’s Rockumentary series.

As Nick’s Rockumentary projects with Earl Slick and Ed Graham draw to a close, Nick has found himself in the exciting and unique position to choose select individuals within the music industry to photographically document and continue his series of fine art photographic publications.

Great Yarmouth’s jewel in the crown, Jon Peach Is a singer songwriter who has carved an enviable and well respected career within the music industry. Writing and performing with ‘Pray for the Buffalo’ and ‘Junk Shop Poets, Jon has just completed his phenomenal solo project ‘Love Songs For Losers’, which was born out of his passion for beat poetry and storytelling love songs. The Rockumentary, taking approximately one year to capture, allows Nick to shadow Jon during shows, rehearsals, recordings and leisure time.“

“I’m really looking forward to working with Nick we are going to have a great time, do or die it’s going to be fucking fun’!

Jon Peach Singer/Songwriter.

During the production of the Rockumentary, there will be an opportunity for Nick to shoot some surprise guests that Jon will be working closely with over the next year.

“I think this project with Jon will turn out to be a fabulous body of work, plus I think we’ll have a real blast while working together over the next 12 months. Jon has a fantastic look and that is such a big part of the Rockumentary project’s that I do it’s going to make a fabulous book’!

“I’m mad for it”!!

Nick Elliott Rock Art Photographer

When life gives you lemons, choose a peach…

A Night In With Nick Elliott…

Following the upgrade and refurbishment of elliottstudios the studio is now up and running to it’s full potential, with state of the art equipment to produce ‘A Night In With Nick Elliott’ and’ The Country Rock Show with Nick Elliott.

“I’m really so excited by the concept and content of “A Night In.” My vision for the show was a stylish Manhattan apartment overlooking the New York skyline , late at night, with a drink and some sexy music just washing over you in the darkness.”

Nick Elliott Rock Art Photographer…

Nick’s inspiration for the show was born from an early age, late nights under the covers listening to pirate radio stations, Radio Caroline and Radio Luxembourg. More recently American FM Radio stations particularly Radio Paradise have fuelled his vision to recreate these important times.

“The show has evolved since it began. It has become more stylish and seductive. I want listeners to relax and come on a journey with me in the crook of my arm.”

Nick Elliott Rock Art Photographer…

“The new style show will feature a predominately an all Amercian playlist like no other, sprinkled with interviews from music artists and stories from me and my friends. The kind of tunes I’ll be playing will be the music to get lost in, to make love to, to relax to, it will flow through you, it will remind you that life is good.”

Nick Elliott Rock Art Photographer…

“The Country Rock Show With Nick Elliott “is an completely new show and is a collaboration with my dear friend and Amercian agent Lee Williams.”

Nick Elliott Rock Photographer…

CMR Nashville Radio Station , owned by Lee Williams will co produce ‘The Country Rock Show’ and it will broadcast to over 68 counties worldwide including the UK and USA. The show will be recorded at elliottstudios and bring a fusion of Amercian Country Rock and English Rock in the unique style of Nick Elliott.

Rocking it up….Nashville style

If you are missing your live music daily dose you can tune into Nick Elliott’s ‘Sound and Nicks Vision’ at Southside Broadcasting and listen to all 55 podcasts. Containing scintillating conversation and superb tunes, take a listen and give yourself an audio treat.

Nick‘s new radio show, ‘A night in with Nick Elliott’ has regrettably been briefly rescheduled due to the difficulties of this year. The new launch date will be in the Autumn. Nick is working hard at Elliottstudios collaborating and producing the show to be aired via podcast.

Another new radio show, with a solo Nick at the helm, he is due to be launched mid 2020. ‘Country rock with Nick Elliott’ will be broadcast on CMR Nashville Radiio Station, owned by Lee Williams and can be heard worldwide, stretching over 68 countries. Keep tuned for further details.

“ Country Rock radio is a diversion from my usual music genre but I’m looking forward to bringing my own unique style of classic rock to country rock radio. I’m a big fan of the USA particular Nashville and its musical heritage. it’s great to be back in Nashville“

Nick Elliott rock art photographer

Lockdown at elliottstudios….

During this extremely challenging time, what has nick been doing at elliottstudios? Well, he’s been busier than ever, preparing the upgrade of elliottstudios and cramming the online shop with never before seen images of all your favourite music legends.

Nick has been post producing hundreds of images for his forthcoming books and final projects. As his project with Ed Graham and the legendary Earl Slick draw to a close, Nick has been shortlisting images and sending them for publication.

Nick has also been meticulously planning the release of the first of several conceptual dark art projects, and is in negotiations with galleries regarding exhibitions interviews and TV appearances across the UK, USA and Europe.

“It’s an exciting time, it’s a busy time and I’ve definitely knocked my pipe out!” Nick elliott rock art photographer

During the last two years Nick has been honing down his culinary expertise and has had a chance during lockdown to become quite a connoisseur of his favourite dishes.

“I make a mean rock ‘n’ roll chilli. It has several secret ingredients, one of which is a bottle of JB! Let’s face it any chilli is fucking Rock n’ Roll after a bottle of JB!”

Nick Elliott rock art photographer…

Nick is also missing his partner, Benice Bond during lockdown.

“Benice is a frontline worker on Intensive Care, so we are individually self isolating to keep everyone safe, and haven’t seen each other during the lockdown. Thank god for face time and phone sex!!,,

Nick Elliott rock art photographer

Nick has also found time to pick up an old friend…. He’s black Fender guitar…Nick has been knocking out some tunes and waiting for a vacancy with the Hollywood vampires.

“These challenging and difficult times won’t last forever. Stay in and stay safe. Be kind to one another and let’s all meet up healthy and happy when this is all over”

Nick Elliott Rock Art Photographer…

Nick has also been in negotiations with TV directors who want to make a one hour rockumentary about his life and his rise to world renowned rock art photographer. Filming starts on this exciting new project next week in various locations around North Norfolk. Look out for him on location!

“This is a great opportunity to work with some amazing people. It’s wonderful to reminisce about times gone by, I didn’t realise I had so many stories to tell!”

“Stay safe, stay well and see you on the other side mutherfuckers!!!”

Nick Elliott Rock Art photographer…

Ch….Ch….Changes….

Much needed changes taking place at elliottstudios, all in the capable hands of the elliottstudios team, We have transformed the website into a real visual treat. The press office has been replaced with the Nick Elliott Official page, To bring a refreshing new look. And Nick has been very busy updating his portfolio and adding new collections of fine art photographic work many of these images are previously unseen and taken from Nicks personal archival collection..

All One off pieces of fine art.

Hundreds of new images can be viewed in the online shop @ nickelliott.shop

Nick has been working incredibly hard on several conceptual art projects, soon to be showcased in a selection of fine art galleries across the UK, Europe and the USA..

If you can’t get to an exhibition don’t worry, the projects will be released in a sealed XXX fine art book due for release sometime early next year 2021

It really is not for the faint hearted……

“ I would like to wholeheartedly thank everyone at elliottstudios for making the rebranding the best it’s ever been in preparing the whole Nick Elliott brand for a new future.

The rebranding and upgrade of the nickelliott.info website has been a particularly busy time for the elliottstudios team. And Nick would like to thank them all for their tireless commitment and hard work”

Nick Elliott Rock Art photographer.

Pandemic on the Dancefloor…

The COVID-19 Pandemic has derailed the music business causing destructive soundwaves Ripling out and destroying years of music workers livelihoods.

Nick has voiced his concern on the ensuing Pandemic and the long-standing effects it will have on the live music business and his friends within it. “ the Pandemic has ground the U.K.’s multi million pound music business to a halt, causing catastrophic knock on affect to everyone associated within the industry. Not only affecting artists but record labels, independent recording companies, freelancers, venues, festivals and agents. This year could change the face of the music industry for ever”

Nick Elliott Rock Art photographer

Thousands of festivals and tours have been cancelled or postponed leaving creatives and their fans feeling uncertainty for the future. The music and entertainment industry relies on their heavily freelance creative workforce. The loss of their income, usually for completed work only, may force many creatives out of the industry forever. Many talented people could find themselves redeployed into vocations that do not represent their talents, which will be a total loss for the UK’s music industry.

“ I’m particularly worried about the new aspiring musical acts who rely on live music festivals and tours to showcase their talents and get a footing on the music ladder many talented artists may go undiscovered“

The rise of music streaming, virtual live shows, podcasts and FB streaming is encouraging and many have found innovative ways to keep the music live and to keep fans listening.

Nick Elliott Rock Art Photographer

“ I think that once we come out of the other side of this, the music industry will experience a boom. If artists and their associated workers can survive this brief period of hardship there is a potential for the music industry to begin to thrive again as fans flock back to the music scene.

Life without music is like a life without love“

Nick Elliott Rock Photographer

Dead Reynolds, Dead Good…

Dead Reynolds were one of the new up-and-coming Inspiring acts playing at the Dukes Head Ballroom, Kings Lynn’s Marketplace on Saturday the 22nd February.

Nick could not resist the invitation to pop along to meet up with the guys and peruse the new talent. Callum (Lead Vocals), Ben (Bass Guitar), Dom (Lead Guitar), Luke (Rhythm Guitar), and the band’s drummer Luke, collectively known as Dead Reynolds have been together for just two years, but the chemistry and the talent that Oozes from their performance is indisputable.

The event hosted by Triston Finnis Owner of Twisted Melon Promotions, showcased 10 new musical acts that wowed the audience.

Although this years Kings Lynn festival Too has been unfortunately postponed, next years event will be better than ever. The festival also promoted by Twisted Melon Promotions, will feature a ‘Battle of the Bands’ event and our very own Nick has been invited onto the judging panel. Hopefully Dead Reynolds will find time in their busy schedule to give the crowd a musical treat as they did last year.

If you can’t wait that long, catch the new single ‘Line’s’ on YouTube.

Triston’s five-star alternative and new music radio show can be heard weekly, belting out some superb tunes on KLFM Loaded with Triston on 96.7fm.

Nick Pictured with the band Dead Reynolds…

So put a date in next years diary for Kings Lynn’s Festival Too and catch up with Nick and a few friends.
“Triston’s Commitment to putting on one of King’s Lynn best festivals will be missed this year, so let’s all support next years Festival Too and make it the best yet”

Nick Elliott Rock Art Photographer.