Q & A PART 11…

Q1. Who do you create your art for, yourself or the buyers market? (M. Padilla. Rome)

A1. I always create my art for myself. There are boxes for me to tick of statements, expression and attitudes that are personal to me. It’s important that I shoot what I need to, in order to feel fulfilled creatively. (Nick Elliott)

Q2. Your new series ‘2 go mad in Norfolk’ looks really good fun. When will it be available to view? (J. Glover. UK)

A2. We are hoping that it will be sometime around spring 2022. The correlation of the shows is presently in edit. If you would like to keep updated with the shows go to nickelliott.info for more details and release dates. (Nick Elliott)

Q3. How often do you workout? In your photos you look pretty fit. (J. Hale. UK)

A3. Depends when she’s in the mood!!! (Nick Elliott)

Q4. What question do you always hate to answer but get asked the most? Big fan of your work, by the way. Are you single? (Kathy Shaw. Florida )

A4. Hi Kathy, the question that I hate the most is ‘What equipment do you use?’ As I’ve said before you can use any camera and still create pieces of art. Thank you for liking my work I appreciate your support. No I’m not single , very much spoken for. (Nick Elliott)

Q5. What’s the strangest thing about you and how do you hide it, if you do? (B. Gutierrez. Italy)

A5. I suffer from OCD and yes I do work hard to keep it under wraps. (Nick Elliott)

If you have a question that you would like Nick to answer please send it to benicebond@icloud.com

THE STORY SO FAR CONTINUES…

After a hiatus of several months due to lockdown, the filming of Nick’s documentary of his life, career, and childhood continues. ‘The Story So Far’ has now recommenced shooting again during the past few weeks, with the finished film still on schedule for a Summer 2022 release.

The documentary, filmed by award-winning film producer Andy Blithe of Aturn Film productions has restarted filming, in this no holds barred documentary, recounting an honest recollection of Nick’s childhood, marriage, career, family and his once deteriorating mental health.

The documentary also focuses on Nick’s creative inner turmoil and the people that have positively and negatively influenced it. Included in the documentary are interviews from Nick‘s brother and several of his closest friends who have been a part of its life since he was a child.

Once released this documentary is not to be missed, if you would like to know more about our favourite rock photographer. The documentary is also in negotiations for a worldwide release and translated into several languages.

“I’m so pleased that we are now moving towards getting the production back on schedule, and already we have shot certain subjects that are very close to my heart.” ( Nick Elliott)

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

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.

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 9

1Q. Out of all the things that you do, what makes you the most excited? (Kirsty Sheffield UK)

1A. Knowing that I have got a great shot, after I’ve taken it. I instinctively know when I’ve captured a face melter.

2Q. On the radio you always seem very jolly. What makes you laugh? (A Donovan London UK)

2A. People with good humour, sarcasm and wit. The kind that just bats back-and-forth with ease.

3Q. Do you remember the very first photo you ever took? (Richard Rushby Whitby UK)

3A. That was a picture at the pleasure beach at Great Yarmouth, and it was of the pirate on the rollercoaster. I think it’s still there.

4Q. I live on the west coast of the USA. Will USA Tour come to California? (B Donaldson USA)

4A. Hopefully it will. There are plans for multiple tours starting off in the south east states of USA. Our plan is to do all the states at some point.

5Q. What do you think to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers? (J Carter UK)

5A. I think they are a fucking good band. Would love the opportunity to work with them .

Thank you for all your questions please keep them rolling in. If you have anything you would like to ask Nick please send it to Benicebond@icloud.com.

BRING IT ON

Recently Nick made a visit to the offices of Kings Lynn’s local newspaper, The Evening News, which was the location of the latest Dead Reynolds music video shoot. Nick was there to capture Dead Reynolds performing their new single for the video and to add to the rockumentary series.

Andy Blithe was also shadowing Nick, capturing our favourite rock photographer doing what he does best for the Aturn Film Production, ‘Nick Elliott -The Story So Far’ a documentary about Nick’s life.

Dead Reynolds rocked to the town of Kings Lynn, as the sound of their new track ‘Bring It On,’ could be heard streets away. Filming was completed during the day and will be released in June. The video shoot was a resounding success and completed with the help of numerous extras.

Triston Finnis from Twisted Melon Productions also rocked up for moral and extra support. Dead Reynolds sounded and looked amazing for the shoot so give the music video a hit on YouTube and see how fantastic this new track sounds.

These boys are really going places they just keep astounding us with their superior songwriting and breathtaking musical performances leaving the audiences wanting more and more.

“First time out for some months and I’m back on the project in a serious way. I’ve got some really good stuff that will be a strong addition to the rockumentary. It was really great to catch up with the boys, Dead Reynolds are a tremendous band. There is lots to look forward to.” Nick Elliott

COMING TO AMERICA

Nick’s UK to USA tour is gathering momentum as more tour dates, venues and public appearances are added to this much anticipated event.

elliottstudios continue to be busy preparing the tour merchandise and working closely with Brenda Cline, Nick’s USA management, in securing promotional dates across several US states.

The UK to USA Tour will be kicking off in October 2021, dates and venues have already been provisionally booked in Texas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Nick will be promoting the event via TV, radio, print, and interviews all taking place stateside prior to the tour commencing.

Negotiations are still in progress for appearances at The Leon Russell Studio in Tulsa, The Woody Guthrie Centre (in conjunction with a Nick Elliott exhibition at this illustrious rock photographers Museum), and several casinos would like to add Nick to their after dinner shows.

Andy Blithe will accompany Nick to continue ‘The Story So Far’ documentary, charting Nick’s unique career and enviable talent behind the lens.

Further information and all tour dates will be confirmed by elliottstudios soon.

Q & A. PART 8

Keep em coming!

1. What advice would you give to your 16-year-old self? (Matt Landes UK)

1. Hi Matt it would always be to follow your instincts, to be yourself and never change your focus and also never forget where your roots are.

2. What’s the best event you have ever been to? (Chris Staton UK)

2. Hi Chris that would be the classic rock awards in 2015. It was a great night, in the presence of music legends. I remember I got mobbed going in for my autograph.

3. What has been the most memorable thing you have seen in the rock business? (M Paige. S Carolina USA)

3. Jack Bruce, the bass player for Cream, sitting all alone in the middle of a field at a Van Morrison show. A second close was having a cup of tea with Robert Plant.

4. In your opinion what is the best photo that’s ever been taken? (Jesse G Tulsa USA)

4. I couldn’t possibly answer that Jesse. There have been some fantastic shots in history. But any image that evokes a profound reaction from its audience becomes memorable to each individual.

5. I am 17 years old and enjoy photography as a hobby. I really like your photos and you have inspired me to try live performance photography. How do you feel when people say that you have inspired them? (Lily Gordon Oxford UK)

5. It’s wonderful. A fantastic feeling to know my art is ultimately appreciated. We are all inspired by people we admire. It’s totally wonderful to know that your work has inspired somebody else’s career and their art, just as my peers inspired me, it’s fabulous to know that I’ve made a mark.

Thank you for all your questions. If you have anything that you would like to ask Nick please send it to Benice Bond@icloud.com

Please note that some questions have been shortened.

Q & A PART 7…

1. What’s your perfect Sunday look like? (Amy D Lincoln UK)

1. Well Amy, that’s easy. My ideal Sunday is a full Monty breakfast cooked by my partner Benice. An afternoon black and white classic British film with a cheese roll and salad for tea. A lovely lazy day by a nice roaring fire, I’m easily pleased.

2. What would you like to be remembered for most? (L.Oliver. London uk)

2. It will always be my art, in all of its forms.

3. What is the most embarrassing thing that you have ever done? (Kevin Gibbs uk)

3. Getting totally wasted and climbing Peterborough town square Christmas tree. When I got down the police were waiting for me!

4. Do you have any other talents other than photography? (A Deane Hull UK)

4. I’m pretty good at sketching. I have won many awards for swimming and missed making the England Olympic swimming team by 3 seconds! I can also identify any music track from just the first 3 bars.

5. What has been your career highlight? (F.Corrigan. Belfast Ireland)

5. Working with some of my heroes that are the greatest musicians in the industry. Winning an award when I was independently commissioned to work with TBWA for the Liberal Democrat electoral campaign. I’m also proud of my Size Matters exhibition and being recognised as a renowned rock photographer via Wikipedia.

Thank you for all your questions. If you would like to ask Nick anything, please submit your questions to benicebond@icloud.com

Please note some questions have be condensed

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY

Recently Nick had the rare opportunity to work with several talented and much loved Hollywood A listers. Nick was contacted by a casting agency to consider playing a small but significant role in a Hollywood blockbuster film due for general cinematic release in autumn 2021 across the UK.

It was an early morning set call, on a cold brisk morning, and the filming of Nick’s scene took all day at a secret location.

To reduce the possibility of any leaks to the National Tabloids, no photos were permitted on set as the Hollywood actors were in full costume. Strict Covid -19 restrictions were in place to prevent any chance of the production being closed down. Whilst waiting for the scene set up, Nick mingled with some of the cast and crew.

“ What a fantastic experience. This was a first for me on this kind of level. I’m looking forward to more opportunities. It was wonderful to meet so many interesting people. The main star of the movie is played by an exceptional actor who was extremely kind, with an absolute wicked sense of humour. The professionalism they displayed was top drawer and their talent as a performer was immeasurable. (Nick Elliott)

Nick Elliott,The Story So Far….so far

Nick is delighted with the responses and interest shown in a new one hour production by Aturn films documenting his life as a rock art photographer.

Nicks stylish career choices have led him on an unusual journey of life, sprinkled with celebrities and topped with an unmistakable gift of creating art. Despite his desirable lifestyle, Nick keeps his feet firmly on the ground.

“ I believe you should never forget your roots and remember where you came from and who made you. You should never lose your head up your own arse, because no player is bigger than the club“ (Nick Elliott. Rock art photographer)

So when Rob Harvey, radio host and producer, featured ‘The story so far’ in his popular ‘TheRob Harvey DJ daily’, Nick and the Elliott Studio team were thrilled to be included in such a well respected publication.

“It was a very pleasant surprise to see the story featured in Robs DJ daily press” (Nick Elliott. Rock art photographer).

Meanwhile, ‘The story so far’ documentary continues in its production with Aturn films, owned, produced and directed by Andy Turner. Andys previous documentary The Heart of a Lion’, is scheduled to be screened at Norwich open air cinema next week, current COVID 19 guidelines permitting.

‘Nick Elliott, The Story So Far’ is scheduled to finish shooting next year. Watch this space for further updates.