A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS

Nick & Dear Friend Jon Peach…

A fantastic turnout flocked to the Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft last week to enjoy the unique sound of Jon ‘love song loser’ Peach.

Jon was joined on stage by three other talented musicians to produce a thought provoking selection of superb alternative music with a twist of rock and a splash of the blues, shaken not stirred and served up in a chilled martini glass.

Peter Stopforth on lead/rhythm guitar, Dave Crowe on bass guitar and Paul Gillings, showcasing his superior harmonica skills, accompanied Jon to deliver a mesmerising performance crammed with original material. Jon’s enthralling and somber lyrical story telling is some of the best yet that he has produced.

Nick waits for the guy’s to get the whole sound ready for the show…

Nick was there to capture the show, that was organised and promoted by Jon. Nick embraced the opportunity to effortlessly seize the essence of the evening via his distinct images, depicting the heartfelt performance that can almost be heard through his fine art.

The Band…

Nick’s images will be added to the ever growing collection of Jon for his rockumentary project.

“First show in 2022, it was good to get back out with the gear and listen to some pucker live music.” Nick Elliott Rock Art Photographer

ELLIOTT STUDIOS PUBLISHING

elliottstudios is stretching its visionary wings and branching out to offer even more creative services.

After months of preparation, elliottstudios publishing is now up and running, and the elliottstudios team could not be happier with the results following all their hard work.

elliottstudios publishing has already produced several fine art books for commissioned projects, including Nick’s latest offering, ‘From Nothing To Kings Lynn In 30 Days’.

elliottstudios publishing will continue with the production of Nick’s fine art rock books, and has recently finished the publication of an exclusive edition that is crammed with Nick’s previously unseen rock images, and is part of the merchandise for his upcoming USA and U.K. Tours.

There are several other fine art publications that are being considered by elliottstudios publishing, including Nicks controversial XXX book due for release this year, containing some of his dark art genre.

“It’s worked so well, and has already generated some interest from potential clients. My vision for the future is all my fine art images will be displayed in publications generated by elliottstudios publishing”. (Nick Elliott, Rock Art Photographer)

Step Back To The Stage…

Nick pictured outside Leicester’s DMH.

Nick made a much anticipated trip back to the DeMontford Hall Leicester, to revisit the concert hall enriched with many memories for him. Nick has close connection with DeMontfort Hall since 1972. He enjoyed the position of DeMontfort Halls official photographer for nearly 10 years. Being commissioned to shoot front and backstage artists, artwork featured in DeMontfort Hall magazines, promotional material programme and covers and content.

Nick also shot many artists at the famous Summer Sundae Festivals in association with DMH.

Backstage at DMH.

Nick recalled many cherished memories during his visit, particularly working with Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac) David Byrne (Talking Heads) Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders) and one of the big highlights for him Supertramp, plus a very personal chat with Amy Winehouse. Nick also recalled a lovely encounter with the much loved BBC Presenter Janice Long.

In front of some of the acts visting DMH this year.
Aturn Flims shot some more footage for the documentary.

Accompanying Nick was Andy Blithe and the film crew of the award winning Aturn Films, continuing the filming of “The Story So Far,” a feature length documentary based on Nick’s life story and set for a 2022 release in cinemas and TV late in 2022.

“Fantastic to go back to DMH. This place was one of the very foundations of my career it really was.”

Nick Elliott Rock Art Photographer

Many thanks to Sally Hurst member of the DMH Press Office team for making Nick & his team so very welcome and Annie Brookes Nick’s PA for her organisational skills.

Rhythmic Phrase…

Continue Story…

Nick has been fortunate enough to be featured in the much loved and well respected “ Rhythmic Lounge Magazine”

The November 2021 volume 91 issue of Rhythmic Lounge features a fantastic two page spread and cover shot of our favourite rock art photographer discussing his latest exploits and up-and-coming projects for 2022.

Rhythmic Lounge Magazine, is a must read print and digital publication produced by the talented Chantel Atkins in New York USA, and has a worldwide circulation.

It contains all the latest news and info in music, entertainment and entrepreneurship to help you stay in the loop with the latest artists, creatives and talent from around the world.

To read the article about Nick

http://www.trlmagazine.com

“ Thank you so much Chantel for inviting me once again to be part of this wonderful publication”

Nick Elliott Rock Art Photographer

U.K. Tour Designs In US…

The Brand New Tees for the US Tour.

To view the full range!

“ I’m really pleased to be part of this association with this brand-new company. The quality of the shirts are second to none. Custom Clothing will be producing all the tour apparel before and during the tour.

Nick Elliott Rock Art Photgrapher

School Daze…

Nick gets invited to revisit his childhood secondary school in Stanground, Peterborough by the principal Gary Carlile of Stanground Academy.

Nick pictured in what is now the new reception area of Stanground Academy.

Andy Blithe of a Aturn Films accompanied Nick to capture more footage for Nick’s documentary “ The Story So Far” due for cinematic release this year.

Gary kindly spent time showing Nick around the school and all of his old familiar stomping grounds. Nick shared many memories with Gary and the teaching staff as the party moved from class to class retracing many of Nick’s old steps.

Nick pictured with school principal Gary Carlile..
Nick’s taken back to the school swimming pool although a newer version.

A visit to the school’s pool where Nick swam every day during training for competitive swimming, was particularly poignant.

The visit was also captured by the Peterborough Telegraph’s Head photographer and personal friend of many years Dave Lowndes.

Nick and lifelong friend and colleague head photographer for the Peterborough Telegraph Dave Lowndes.
Left or right. PT Photographer Dave Lowndes, Nick, and school Principal Gary Carlile.
Nick stops to pose for a shot for the Peterborough Telegraph with some of the children from one of the Academy art classes.
Nick pictured with school principal Gary Carlile. And you know! “it’s only rock ‘n’ roll dudes!”

A huge thank you to all the staff and pupils at Stanground Academy for making us so welcome, it was a fantastic visit and it’s the only time I’ve been to school without getting lines or the cane!

What a wonderful day!

Nick Elliott Rock Art Photographer

Suffolk Norfolk Luxury Lifestyle…

Decembers issue of Suffolk Norfolk Lifestyle Magazine.

John Kerrison, Photojournalist with the luxury lifestyle “Suffolk Norfolk life” magazine, recently interviewed Nick at the wonderful location of the Norfolk Broads.

Nick discussed his latest exploits and up-and-coming projects for 2022. The fabulous three page, in-depth interview features in the December 2021 issue of Suffolk Norfolk life, and essential print publication for all things occurring in East Anglia. The magazine includes places to visit, famous local faces, food and drink.

The monthly magazine is packed full of features about everything that makes Suffolk and Norfolk so special.

Visit: http://www.newsstand.co.uk or local Newsagents to purchase your copy.“it’s always good to hook up with my dear friend John. I’m so pleased with the feature absolutely wonderful. Thank you John Kerrison again it was good to see you.

Nick Elliott Rock Art Photographer

Kings Lynn in 30 Days…

Copy of the new book “From Nothing to Kings Lynn in 30 Days”

Nick’s new book “From nothing to Kings Lynn in 30 days“ is hot off the press from elliottstudios publishing.

This 100 page commissioned book, depicts a pictorial journey of a young man’s struggle to get his race car to the start line for his very first race meet, held at the Trackstar Raceway in Kings Lynn West Norfolk. The project took just two months for Nick to complete and the result is another fine art publication triumph.

Signing of the 10 copies of the new publication.

“ It was a total pleasure doing a one off project like this, it took me right back to my days of motorsport and reminded me very much of my own racing days.”

Nick Elliott Rock Art Photographer

Q & A. PART 12…

Q1. What is the one thing that you know now that you wished you knew when you were 20 years old? (Jason D. Essex UK)

A1. It’s not wrong to be different and be your true self. (Nick Elliott)

Q2. How do you improve your photography over the years? (B Angus Lincoln UK)

A2. My photography has improved because I no longer care, because caring means conforming and I have never conformed creativity to anything in my life. (Nick Elliott)

Q3. What does producing your images mean to you? Great fan of your work. I’m looking forward to seeing your Dark Art. (D Ellis London UK)

A3. The importance of my work to me, is immeasurable really. Each image is an expression of emotions, feelings, attitudes and moods. It’s an addiction rather than a want, to produce art, and when I can’t it makes me restless. ( Nick Elliott)

Q4. What type of cameras and lenses do you use? (JD Barker Norfolk.UK.)

A4. I’ve always used a combination of Canon, Roliflex and Mamyia cameras. My lenses are Canon EF. (Nick Elliott)

Q5. Can you tell me what tools you use to post produce and edit your images? What makes you realise you have a great image? (H Graeme. Hindleveston. UK)

A5. I edit through Photoshop. I always do 2 edits, first one to chop out the shit and the second to narrow it down tighter to see if the image will work as I initially saw it. When I see the shot I normally see it in black-and-white, not all images work in colour and vice versa. The image is about a statement and style and that interpretation can get lost if not post produced correctly. It’s about a deeper understanding of shadows, light, subjects, angles and individual style.

“Although Photoshop is the tool I use to edit and post produce my images, my eyes and sense of connection with my art and surroundings, delivers the message I want to convey”. (Nick Elliott)

Thank you for all your questions. Nick loves to answer them. If you have a question for Nick please send it to benicebond@icloud.com

UN TRATTAMENTO ITALIANO

(AN ITALIAN TREAT)

Nick‘s growing Italian fan base are in for a treat next year.

Raffy Clementi heads the Nick Elliott Italian page, she helps organise opportunities within the European fine art market, liaises with Italian businesses for sponsorships and negotiates TV and radio interviews, for Nick and elliottstudios. Raffy continues to make the Italian page a resounding success with an ever increasing Nick Elliott fan base and recognition from main stream musicians and rock bands.

Raffy has organised European sales of Nick’s fine art images, interpreting negotiations between Italian clients and elliottstudios.

After discussions at elliottstudios it has been decided that ‘The Story So Far’, Nick’s documentary charting his career and life should be released in Italy, fully translated with Italian subtitles.

This allows ‘The Story So Far’ documentary, produced by award-winning director Andy Blithe of Aturn Films to reach a wider audience across Europe.

“I’m so pleased about the growth of my Italian following and the interest in my art. Italy has always been a country that appreciates art, fashion and style”. (Nick elliott)

NATTERING AND CHATTERING…

Nick has had several interview invites recently, for dissemination in various local magazines and online news publications.

The Norfolk Broads was the most delightful of locations for an interview with John Kerrison, during a warm sunny day at the waters edge. Nick discussed in great depth his latest projects and recent negotiations for his continued workload at elliottstudios. Nick revealed his future plans for the rebranding of elliottstudios, and the complex process of producing and printing his three new publications containing archived unseen images, one of the publications will accompany his USA and UK tours.

Nick also talked about his exciting new experiences of organising his UK and USA tours, the venues that have been sourced and that have accepted his show, the tours content that sees Nick appearing before an audience to discuss his unique life within the rock industry, his personal life, his childhood, his iconic rock images and his reasoning behind his photographic diversity towards his recent dark art images.

Nick also described his experience of lockdown and how his personal revaluation kept elliottstudios financially viable during one of the most difficult times for self-employed creatives.

Additional interviews between Nick, and Lynn News freelance journalist and photographer Jon Seymour have also been completed. All interviews will be published in Norfolk and Suffolk Magazine, Suffolk Magazine, Lynn News, and King’s Lynn Online during December. Look out for these exclusive interviews to gain a comprehensive insight to Nick Elliott

“Really pleased to be asked to do these interviews. I love Norfolk and Suffolk lifestyle magazines, it’s a very nice publication”. (Nick Elliott)

U.K. TO USA AND BACK AGAIN…

Nick has been busy filming several show reels to accompany his USA and UK tours as promotional material. The reels will be distributed to potential booking agents and additional dates added to the current USA and UK tour dates.

Due to the current pandemic issues, Nick’s tours have been temporarily rescheduled for 2022, however these restrictions have been advantageous to add additional tour dates and venues.

Nick‘s tour managers, Brenda Cline (USA) and Lee Williams (UK) continue to work closely with Nick in preparation for next year. The shows content will include an audience with Nick Elliott, where Nick recounts his life and career as a rock art photographer, anecdotes, personal stories, and backstage secrets, followed by an opportunity to ask questions, a meet and greet, and special appearances.

The Tours will also include an exhibition of specifically selected unseen rock art images and copies of Nick’s new rock art book, personally signed by the man himself.

“I’m looking forward to getting the tours off the ground We have restructured the shows and added material to make it a totally exceptional and personal experience for the audience.” (Nick Elliott)