2 GO MAD ON A BOAT…

The ‘2 Go Mad in Norfolk’ series continues filming across the picturesque county of Norfolk with Nick, and award-winning film producer, Andy Blithe Aturn Film productions.

The latest escapade saw the duo let loose on the Norfolk Broads aboard the Love Boat, Penthouse 2, with Andy at the helm.

‘2 Go Mad’ has been filming across the county of Norfolk, sampling local attractions creating tourism and local awareness to the delights this fantastic county has to offer. Several episodes have already been completed, with more dates and venues booked for filming before December. The series is due to air early next year.

“Every time we do a show I think he gets better and better. The comedic chemistry between Andy and I is really wonderful.” (Nick Elliott.)

If you have a Business/attraction that you would like to feature in the ‘2 Go Mad’ series please contact Nicks PA at annie@anniebrookes.com for consideration.

For further updates on the show, where filming is taking place and the latest news visit nickelliottrock.info

SHOP TILL YOU DROP…

Nick’s online shop has had a restyle just lately and it’s well worth a visit.

Some of Nick‘s new photographic collections have been added to make it even more exciting than before at nickelliott.shop. New images have been added to Nick’s portfolio site at nickelliott.photography including his new Bio and current project list, so you can always read what Nick is up to.

Why not take a visit to the online shop and treat the Rock ‘n’ Roll Art lover in your life, or yourself to some of Nick’s stunning Photographic fine art, or peruse the apparel range for something unique to wear this Christmas.

Don’t forget that Nick also for supplies to Rock Photographers Collective where a bespoke range of Nick’s images can be purchased, and high quality printed apparel.

Consider investing in some of Nick’s limited edition and original fine art images that have proven to be a worthwhile financial investment.

SPENCER SPECTACULAR…

Last year Nick was invited by NBA casting agency to star in the Hollywood blockbuster film ‘Spencer’ starring some of Hollywood’s most prestigious heavyweight actors, including one of Nick‘s favourite Timothy Spall (The Last bus), Kristen Stewart (Twilight), Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water) and Jack Farthing (The Lost Daughter).

Filming took place last summer and had to remain a closely guarded secret until the film’s release. Already a resounding success at the Venice film festival, ‘Spencer’ directed by Pablo Larraín is predicted to sweep up at the BAFTAs and Oscars early next year. Larraín is no stranger to the Academy Awards, his 2016 film, ‘Jackie’ was nominated for an Academy Award ,and his ‘A Fantastic Woman’ won an Academy Award For Best Foreign Language Film in 2017.

Nick spent some time with the star of the film, Kirsten Stewart to capture some unique shots of this truly talented and professional actor in full costume.

“I was very lucky to be picked for this role. The whole experience took me back to a period when I was a press photographer. It was an absolute pleasure to meet Kirsten Stewart”. (Nick Elliott)

Nick himself was in full 1980s costume, see if you can spot him in the films trailer.

‘Spencer’ is due for UK release on November 5.

So get yourself some popcorn and pop along to your local cinema for a visual treat with Larraíns latest stunning contribution to the film industry.

THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN…

Earl Slick is back in the UK for his current tour and he is meeting up with Nick for a much-needed catch up in Norwich and London during his new album signing.

Nick has been missing his good friend Earl who returned to the USA between UK Covid lockdowns during 2020, after a brief spell of teaming up with Glenn Matlock to produce several musical lockdown videos together.

Nick is looking forward to spending some quality time with Earl. The pair have known each other for six years and have completed several projects together during that time. Nick’s pictorial documentary of Slick’s career depicted in candid on stage and offstage images, took four years to complete and will soon be released in a fine art publication. Nick is now discussing further projects with Slick and how they can continue to work together.

“It’s been fantastic to work with Slick over the years. He is one of the most talented musicians I’ve ever met. It’s a great honour to experience his friendship.” (Nick Elliott)

Slick will also be featured in Nick’s feature film documentary of his life story ‘The Story So Far’ discussing their working and friendship exploits.

ALBUM LAUNCH WITH DEAD REYNOLDS…

Nick and members of the elliottstudios team attended the much anticipated Dead Reynolds album launch party, held in the Victorian Ballroom at The Dukes Head Hotel, Kings Lynn. Hosted by Special guest Alex Baker of Kerrang Radio, the launch was a total success. ‘Breathe With Strangers’, the latest offering from Dead Reynolds, is an utter masterpiece, musically interpreting the frustrations of a global pandemic and national lockdown.

The album continues to rack up thousands of hits on Spotify and iTunes. The Dead Reynolds rocked the packed venue with all the tracks from the new album. Nick and the team had a chance to catch up with the band after the set to discuss further projects and congratulate them on a fabulous new album. Nick accompanied the band back in July to the VW White Noise festival and the Pen festival, to continue their pictorial documentary series.

Nick has recently been reccing several places of interest to complete a commission project with the band. Shooting starts within the next few weeks and the finished images will be used for promotional material by the band.

“I was really pleased to be invited to the album launch, I was looking forward to hearing the content of the album and their performance of the whole album in its entirety. I know the guys have worked really hard on it.” (Nick Elliott)

Iron Maiden Feature Film…

Nick was delighted to be contacted by NBA film agency for a lead role starring in a feature film chronicling the life of heavyweight rock icon Bruce Dickinson, front man of Iron Maiden. Nick got tooled up in costume with a bass guitar to play Iron Maiden‘s bassist Steve Harris in this feature length film directed by Ian Dray.

Dray has previously directed several Harry Potter films and Captain Corellis mandolin starring Nicolas Cage.

Filming took place at RAF Coltishall, where several purpose-built film sets were erected.

The film is set for cinematic release later next year. Keep watching nickelliott.info for updates

“When I was Planet Rock‘s official photographer I worked with Iron Maiden so it was really special to be involved in this production about Bruce‘s life.” ( Nick Elliott)

Q & A. Part 10…

Q1. What are your values for your photography and how do you measure and evaluate them?. (N. Rogers. U.K.)

A1. The values of my images are personally measured with integrity, honesty, authenticity and trust, based on my own known values of morality, integrity and ethics. However, my owns values are not subjected onto others, my images portray my own unique opinion within my own boundaries of creativity and art. (Nick Elliott)

Q2. Do you always see photographic opportunities wherever you go? (J. Brewer. London U.K.)

A2. Yes, pretty much. There is photographic opportunities out there wherever you look, but opportunities to create art are sometimes limited. It’s a representation of oneself, and what you see individually that sets us apart, it’s the opportunity to just take a picture of a moment, or create a piece of individual art, and all art is subjective. ( Nick Elliott)

Q3. I find your recent dark art project is quite intriguing and I’m looking forward to viewing the whole collection. Is this the direction your art is going in now? What about the fear of failure or rejection? (V. Huber. Manchester U.K.)

Q3. Yes it is the direction that my art is going. Creatively this is something that I have to explore which has previously been denied. Unfortunately the fear of failure and rejection is something every artist has to live with because it’s inevitable as art is so personal. If my art gives me satisfaction and evokes an emotion from its audience, wether that be positive or negative, then I feel I have achieved my goal. Art is designed to stir a broad range of emotions from its audience, from repulsion to inspiration. No art can be classed as rubbish, it’s just personal to the viewer wether they find it intriguing and captivating. (Nick Elliott)

Q4. What type of camera do you recommend for an amateur photographer? (J Snow Wales UK)

Q4. What ever one the photographer feels comfortable with. It’s a personal choice. The camera should be an extension of your body, considering balance, weight and even how you carry them. You can create a fantastic photo on one of the most inexpensive cameras, it’s all about your eye, the opportunity and the camera being an extension of you, and how comfortable and capable you are with using it which leads to proficiency. (Nick Elliott)

Q5. I’m struggling with my photography. I can’t seem to make the most of natural light and when I use the flash things look washed out. Have you any tips? (D. Rivers. Birmingham UK)

A5. They are probably washed out because they are overexposed. Shooting on manual brings its own problems, capturing natural light is a technique in itself. You need to know and understand how your camera reads natural light, all different makes of cameras read natural light differently. This is what makes film photography much more difficult than digital. Always shoot on manual, understand your cameras capabilities and bracket your shot. Experiment with lots of different natural light situations and practice. This is all part of the creativity and fun of photography. Hope this helps. (Nick Elliott)

Nick thanks you for all your questions. He will answer all questions that are sent. If you have a question for him please submit it to Benicebond@icloud.com

Winner

It was with with intense pride that nickelliott.shop and the Nick Elliott brand was awarded specialist art retailer of the year 2020/2021, for London and Southeast region by Corporate Live Wire Prestige Awards, that recognise small/medium businesses that continue to deliver excellent service within their market.

The judging panel based their final decision on, service, excellence, quality of products and creative practices.

The London and Southeast region is one of the largest and competitive regions for this business award, and once again elliottstudios have proven to be a Business worthy of this recognition.

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.