MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS

Rock art photographer Nick Elliott and Andy Blithe, CEO, director and producer of Aturn Films, took a trip back to Nick’s hometown of Peterborough to continue the filming of ‘The Story So Far’, a documentary based on the unique life of Nick.

The emotional visit started at Nick’s family home in Stanground. Once noticing filming taking place , the owners of the property kindly invited Nick inside to walk the familiar floorboards and stand in his childhood bedroom where all his dreams of photography began. Outside Nick was thrilled to meet his old next door neighbours who still reside there and have seen many changes to the street.

Filming continued at Nick’s Secondary School, the Stanground Academy. It was here that Nick met up with fellow photographer and old friend, David Lowndes. The pair had lots to reminisce about from their editorial photography days when they worked side by side at East Midlands Allied Press. David did a photo shoot to accompany Nick’s interview for the local publications, ‘Peterborough Today’ and ‘Peterborough Telegraph’. Nick was honoured to be invited back to visit the Stanground Academy in the near future to deliver an inspirational lecture to its students.

No trip down memory lane would be complete for Nick, without visiting the Peterborough Lido, Peterborough’s historical open air swimming pool. Although the pool itself was closed to the public, Vivacity kindly organised for Nick to enjoy a private visit. Nick was an expert swimmer, and was even considered to represent the UK in the 1972 Munich Olympics. His swim training and abilities all started at the Lido under the watchful eye of his dad and several professional coaches.

The last stop of the day was a visit to the East Midlands Allied Press building, where Nick’s career began as a editorial photographer for the local newspapers and magazines.

It was a successful day of shooting ‘The Story So Far’. Many thanks to Nick’s PA, the capable Annie Brookes for her organisational skills to make this day a triumph. Listen to Nick talk in greater depth about this exciting and sentimental day in upcoming posts.

BACK IN THE ‘BORO

Back In the old home town…

Nick Elliott, rock art photographer, was invited for an interview with Ben Jones, journalist for the ‘Peterborough Telegraph’ and ‘Peterborough Today’ last week.

Nick took time out of his busy schedule to have a good old rabbit with Ben about what he has been up to lately, for a feature in the two Peterborough publications.

The interviews coincided with Nicks recent trip back to his hometown of Peterborough for filming commitments.

If you fancy catching up with what Nick had to say, the interviews will be published in the next edition of ‘Peterborough Telegraph’ and ‘Peterborough Today’ on 22/07/2021, so remember to grab your copy.

“Its quite surreal to do an interview for my hometown local paper, because that’s where my professional career began”. Nick Elliott.

2 GO UTTERLY MAD

The smell of Honeysuckle hangs in the Norfolk air, the sun is shining and with summer in full swing, the boys are going mad again. Our very own Nick Elliott met up with Andy Blithe, CEO, Director and Producer of Aturn Films, for a whole weekend of mischievous shenanigans to continue the filming of. ‘ 2GoMad In Norfolk’

It doesn’t matter where you live in Norfolk, this delightful duo will be filming the continued series near you.

Nick and Andy’s ongoing filming schedule saw them visiting Brancaster, Burnham Market, Burnham Deepdale, South Creake, and Sculthorpe. Many of the local residents are intrigued by the production, and some are already quite familiar with the ‘2GoMad’ series and are thrilled that filming is taking place in their hometown.

If you live in Norfolk look out for the boys in Penthouse 1 ,and come say hello.

We’re watching the football…

“This series is becoming a bigger production than we initially saw it. Im looking forward to the final edit and distribution to Netflix, Amazon, and terrestrial TV.” Nick Elliott

READ ALL ABOUT IT

John Kerrison, a freelance photojournalist for Norfolk Magazine and Norfolk and Suffolk Magazine publications , caught up with our favourite rock art photographer Nick Elliott, at Brundall Bay Marina for a swashbuckling interview onboard Norfolk’s almost famous Penthouse 2 boat.

John has interviewed Nick several times previously for the Norfolk publications, however there was still much to talk about with all Nick’s new and upcoming projects.

Further information will be released shortly regarding the dates of publication so you can read all about it.

“Great to see my dear friend again. John is very good at what he does, so I know it will be a mean interview.” Nick Elliott.

New showreel – check it out

The 1st of two showreels produced and directed by the talented Andy Blithe of Aturn Films , has had the gate checked and wrapped, ready for viewing. The three minute showreel is packed with previously unseen footage of Rock Art Photographer Nick Elliott doing what he does best.

The showreel will be distributed to various film companies, directors, TV production companies, and Independent Film companies. Its aim is to introduce Nick Elliott to the endless possibilities of the world of moving images. The showreel will also be distributed across the UK and USA to entrepreneurs and venues to support his UK and USA tours.

“It was great fun to do this and it has kinda made me realise how much I have done in this business. Im looking forward to working in this genre”. Nick Elliott

Click on the link above to check it out.

ITALIAN TV INTERVIEW IN FULL….CHECK IT OUT

Nick wowed his Italian fanbase with an extraordinary live interview for Italian mainstream TV and Radio. Nick was thrilled to be interviewed by the delightful Teresa Andreozzi for Italian ONAIR TV and Radio Canale Italia. Breaking down the language barrier was Giuseppe Ciprianio who provided his interpretation services.

Nicks first Italian TV appearance and Radio interview was well received by the Italian public who are proven to be keen to learn a lot more about our favourite UK photographer.

The invaluable Raffy Clementi, who manages Nicks Italian exhibitions and social media presence, expertly organised both TV and radio appearances bringing a little bit more of Nick Elliott to the Italian public.

‘It was a first for me to do an international TV/radio interview. I’ve done many in the UK. It was fantastic to connect with collectors of my work and my Italian fanbase”. Nick Elliott

a prestigious winner

Recently Nick and the elliottstudios team were surprised and honoured to receive a nomination for a Prestige Award.

After a tense week of waiting for the judging panel to announce their decision, it is with intense pride that Nick can now reveal that “nickelliott.shop and the Nick Elliott brand has been chosen as the” WINNER!!”earning the title of “SPECIALIST ART RETAILER OF THE YEAR 2020/ 21, For London & South East region.”

The Award

“We are absolutely over the moon. It’s a huge achievement to earn such recognition. We were pretty amazed at being nominated, but now we have won we are totally fucking melted’

Nick Elliott

Corporate Live Wire Prestige Awards recognise small/ medium businesses that continue to deliver excellent service in their market. The Prestige judging panel base their final decisions on service, excellence, quality of products and creative practices. The London & South East Region is one of the largest and competitive regions for these business awards, and elliottstudios have proven to be a business worthy of this recognition.

Nick and the elliottstudios team will collect their winners award at the lovely 5 star Barnett Hill Hotel, Guildford at an awards event ceremony recognising business achievements.

As a winner Nick and the Nick Elliott Brand will be featured in over 500,000 media and press publications worldwide. The team will also receive a trophy and certificate for the studio.

Breathe with dead reynolds

Dead Reynolds’ new album ‘Breathe with Strangers’is just months away from it’s formal launch in September. Nick and the elliottstudios team have been fortunate enough to have received an invite from the band to help them celebrate at the much anticipated launch event and after party.

The black tie event will be an album lunch show like no other, held in the Victorian Ballroom at the Dukes Head Hotel Kings Lynn. It will be hosted by special guest Alex Baker of Kerrang Radio, who will also be spinning the decks and cracking up the rock songs for the after show party celebrations. Nick’s album artwork will feature on the band’s ‘Breathe with Strangers’ album.

“It’s always a true pleasure to work with such a wonderful group of talented musicians like ‘Dead Reynolds’. They have a totally fantastic fuck off sound.”

Nick Elliott

Nick and the team are really looking forward to the new album and helping the band celebrate it’s success. No doubt there will be some pretty awesome shots on the night of us all playing hard.

Now that lockdown has finally eased, Nick is looking forward to working closely with Dead Reynolds on their up and coming tour and their new material.

Keep checking back for the latest updates.

Fantashco! Slete deigrandi. bravo!

Nick’s Italian Team, located in Rome and headed by Raffaella Clementi has secured an interview on Italy’s most prestigious radio station Radio Roma Capitale FM 93mhz.

Nick will be discussing recent projects, his increasing fan base in Italy, and his life in general.

The interview will be broadcast live on Saturday 5th June at 2.30pm (GMT) on Radio Roma Capitale FM93 MHz. It can be heard live through the live FM Radio app, Radio.net or alternatively it will be streamed live from Radio Roma Capital website.

“I’m excited to be invited to guest on Radio Roma Capitale, I’m looking forward to connecting very much with my Italian fanbase. Better start brushing up on my Italian”

Nick Elliott

UNDER WRAPS

Dom Greenwood and Luke Green from the superb rock band Dead Reynolds, met Nick for a concept meeting recently at their practice studios in Wisbech.

The meeting was a resounding success with many ideas and concepts being discussed. Shooting on this particular project will begin in June and Nick is raring to go.

“Not only are Dead Reynolds an extremely talented bunch of musicians, they all have a great image that I intend to capture and make this album art totally kicking”. Nick Elliott.

The concept will comprise of several location shoots around Cambridgeshire, incorporating landscapes into the design. It will likely take 3 to 4 days to capture, and Nick will head up a team of stylists and make up artists to ensure that the boys look their usual top dollar. Further brief discussions about visuals, layouts and styling will take place with the band before shooting starts.

“I’m really looking forward to working with these guys. It’s going to be a bit of a giggle”. Nick Elliott.